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Substance Name

Quartz (SiO2)
Identification Number: CASRN | 14808-60-7

  Substance Attributes


  • Known Human Carcinogen

    This is a serious nasty substance. Exposure to this substance leads to cancer in Humans. Exercise extreme caution with this substance, explore your exposure routes and very seriously consider complete avoidance. See further details under Toxins.

  • Carcinogenic Properties

    Accumulating evidence points to cancer potential. Exercise caution with this substance, explore your exposure routes and consider complete avoidance. See further details under Toxins.

  • Endocrine Disrupter

    Interferes with your hormones. Hormones are powerful messengers that can bind to DNA. You don't want to mess with them.

  • Mutagenic Properties

    Cause mutations to Genetic material like DNA, RNA or mitochondrial DNA

  • Toxic to specific organs

    Can damage liver, kidney, lungs, heart or gut. Ironically liver, kidneys and gut are the main detoxifications systems.

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  • CATEGORIES: Drilling Chemicals, CSG - The information here is based on chemicals used in drilling a natural gas well, Crosby 25-3, in Park County, Wyoming. Natural gas, petroleum condensate, and drilling fluids were accidentally released from the ground adjacent to the well due to a breach in the surface casing. This occurred over a period of about 58 hours between August 11 and 13th, 2006. | Chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluids | Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA - Food Use Permitted
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  • DESCRIPTION: Has been used in CSG, Hydraulic Fracturing Operations (Fracking) as - Weighting material, unknown, sealer, viscosifier, fracturing, fluid loss additive, lost circulation material, surfactant, thinner, calcium source, breaker, filtration control, dispersant, gellant, drilling fluid compound NOS, deflocculant, oil well treating compound, fluid additive, cement, cement additive/extender, drilling mud, drilling mud additive, bridging material, shale inhibitor, shale stabilizer, proppant, biocide, filtration control, sand
  • COMMENTS:
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  • DATA SOURCES: DATA SOURCES: ARTICLE 4 | PubChem | IARC | Article-Colborn-2010 | FracFocus | US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES | APPEA | EPA USA - Pesticide Inerts
  • LAST UPDATE: 28/04/2018

  Health Associations

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