Agent Name

Sepiolite

CAS Number

63800-37-3

Formula

H2-O3-Si.x-H2-O.2/3Mg

Major Category

Mineral Dusts

Synonyms

Aid Plus; Aid Plus G; Aid Plus ML 100D; Aid Plus ML 100W; Aid Plus ML 50D; Aid Plus ML 60D; Aid Plus ML-SS; Aid Plus PM; Aid Plus PMC; Aid Plus PMW; Aid Plus S; Aid Plus SP; Hexal 60-120; Hexal H; ML 70DSA; Meerschaum; Milcon E; Milcon LS; Milcon MS 2; Milcon MS 2-2; Milcon P; Milcon PS; Milcon SP; Milcon SS; Pangel B; Pangel HV; Pangel S 9; Pangel ST; Pansil; Pansil AL 60; Quincite; Sepiolite, long fibres (>5 um); Sepiolite, short fibres (<5 um); [ChemIDplus] Ecume de mer; Espuma de mar; Hydrous magnesium silicate; [IUCLID]

Category

Other Mineral Dusts

Description

Solid; [IUCLID]

Sources/Uses

A hydrated magnesium silicate found in mineral clays; Used as an absorbent (especially for pet waste, oils, and greases), as a drilling mud, and as a carrier for fertilizers and pesticides; Meerschaum (compact form) is used to make smokers pipes; [IARC]

Comments

A natural clay mineral with no known toxic effects; [IUCLID] Evidence of pulmonary function deficits observed in occupationally exposed workers; [IARC] See "Magnesium trisilicate."

Exposure Assessment
Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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