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SILICON DIOXIDE

May 14, 2015
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What is it?

Silicon Dioxide is a naturally occurring food additive.

Why is it used?

Silicon Dioxide is used as an anti-caking agent in salt, soups, coffee creamer and other dry, powdered foods.  For use in food, it is finely ground and added to salt and other foods to help powders flow more easily. Aluminium calcium silicate and tricalcium silicate are also used in foods.

Why should I know about it?

Breathed in, silica dust can cause lung disease, even cancer.

 

Other Names: Silica, Calcium Silicate

 

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