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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.
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.