Talc

CAS#: 14807-96-6

Synonyms: Hydrous magnesium silicate; industrial, cosmetic, or platy talc; talcum; soapstone; steatite

Uses: Ceramics; cosmetics and pharmaceuticals; filler in rubber, paints, soap, putty, plaster, oilcloth; abherent; dusting agent; lubricant; paper; slate pencils and crayons; electrical insulation.

Hazard: Toxic by inhalation. Can cause irritation to the eyes and fibrotic pneumoconiosis.  TLV (soapstone) 6mg/m3; respirable dust 3mg/m3 in air; (talc containing no asbestos): 2 mg/m3 respirable dust in air.