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Calcium silicate is used in ceramics, paint extenders, in chromatography, as a filler in plastics, cements and binder for refractory material.Calcium silicate is used as filler in the manufacture of paper and some types of plastics. It is also used as a food additive and a refractory material in industrial furnaces. Calcium silicate is also used for the insulation of pipes and boards. This compound has also been used in the manufacture of paints, coating materials, cosmetics, fertilizers and pharmaceutical products like antacids. It is used in high temperature insulation materials and as an alternative to asbestos.
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Hazard Statements: H319-H335
Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P271-P280i-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P501c
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear eye/face protection. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant