Ethylene glycol is a clear, colorless syrupy liquid. The primary hazard is the threat to the environment. Immediate steps should be taken to limit its spread to the environment. Since Ethylene glycol is a liquid Ethylene glycol can easily penetrate the soil and contaminate groundwater and nearby streams.
Ethylene glycol mainly used in the manufacture of resin, plasticizer, synthetic fiber, cosmetics, and used as a solvent, engine antifreeze preparation.