Exposure to DEGME may damage the unborn child

People occupationally exposed to 2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethanol (DEGME) can subsequently suffer from adverse health effects. DEGME is primarily used as an intermediate or industrial processing aid and an additive in aviation fuels. Pregnant women exposed to DEGME can be at risk of developmental effects. This is stated in a advisory report that has been issued to the State Secretary of Social Affairs and employment today.