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Magnesium silicate is used as a lubricant, filler, electric and heat insulator and in clarifying liquids by filtration. Talc is used in many industries such as paper making, plastic, paints and coatings, rubber, food, electric cable, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and ceramics. It is a widely used as baby powder (aka talcum). It is also useful for the treatment of complicated spontaneous pneumothorax.
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Hazard Statements: H350
May cause cancer.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P281-P308+P313-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant