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Silicon(IV) oxide is used in the manufacture of glass for windows, drinking glasses, beverage bottles and many other materials. Optical fibers for telecommunication are made from silica. It is also used as a raw material for many ceramics such as earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. In addition, silica is a common additive in the production of foods and pharmaceutical products.
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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