Magnesium Hydroxide

CAS#: 1309-42-8

Synonyms: Magnesium hydrate in aqueous suspension; milk of magnesia; magnesia magma.

Uses: Intermediate for obtaining magnesium metal, sugar refining, medicine (antacid, laxative), residual fuel oil additive, sulfite pulp, uranium processing, dentrifrices, in foods as drying agent, color retention agent, frozen desserts.

Hazard: May cause mild irritation of the digestive tract; upper respiratory tract; eyes and/or skin; may aggreviate chronic medical conditions including asthma, COPD and skin rashes