Agent Name

Clinoptilolite

CAS Number

12173-10-3

Major Category

Mineral Dusts

Synonyms

1010A; Aquavital; Klinosorb; Minazel; [ChemIDplus] Filter-Ag Plus; Clinoptilolite Zeolite; Potassium, Calcium, Sodium, Aluminosilicate, Hydrated; [Clack MSDS]

Category

Other Mineral Dusts

Description

Off-white or green odorless granules; [Clack MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Clinoptilolite is a natural zeolite comprising a microporous arrangement of silica and alumina tetrahedra." [Wikipedia] Used for water filtration; [Clack MSDS]

Comments

Causes changes in leukocyte and erythrocyte counts and effects to plasma proteins not involving coagulation in 14-day intermittent oral studies of cows; [RTECS] In the zeolite family; Airborne dust particles are irritating and harmful by inhalation; May cause skin and eye irritation; [Clack MSDS]

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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