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It is employed as an additive in certain refractories. It is applied as a non-hazardous alkali in neutralizing acidic wastewater. It is also used in making artificial reefs. It widely used in milk of magnesia antacids and laxatives. Also works as an antiperspirant.
Vandamme, D.; Beuckels, A.; Markou, G.; Foubert, I.; Muylaert, K. Reversible Flocculation of Microalgae using Magnesium Hydroxide. Bioenerg Res. 2015, 8 (2), 716-725.
Zhao, J.; Su, R.; Guo, X.; Li, W.; Feng, N. Role of mixing conditions on coagulation performance and flocs breakage formed by magnesium hydroxide. J Taiwan Inst Chem. E 2014, 45 (4), 1685-1690.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.