Health and Environmental Considerations of Magnesium Hydroxide as a Flame Retardant

Magnesium hydroxide has been widely used as a flame retardant in various industries such as construction, electronics, and transportation due to its ability to suppress fires and slow down their spreading. However, there are certain health and environmental considerations that need to be taken into account when using magnesium hydroxide as a flame retardant.


Health Considerations:


  1. Inhalation: Exposure to magnesium hydroxide dust can cause respiratory problems, such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.


  1. Skin and Eye Irritation: Contact with magnesium hydroxide powder or solution can cause skin and eye irritation.

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