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Substance Name

Bentonite
Identification Number: CASRN | 1302-78-9

  Substance Attributes


  • 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.

  • 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: Food Additives with E Numbers | Mineral salts | 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 | EAFUS (Everything Added to Food in the United States) | PESTICIDE active ingredient | Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA - Food Use Permitted | Pesticide approved in USA (California)
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  • DESCRIPTION: E Number: E558 | Food Additives with E Numbers used in Australia, NZ, UK and the EU. Over 400 in total. | Substance has been approved in: Australia and NZ | EU and UK | | Mineral salts | Has been used in CSG, Hydraulic Fracturing Operations (Fracking) as - Viscosifier/gellant, unknown, sealer, extender, fracturing, drilling additive
  • COMMENTS:
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  • DATA SOURCES: DATA SOURCES: ARTICLE 4 | PubChem | Article-Colborn-2010 | FracFocus | US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES | FSANZ and FSA | EAFUS | DPR | EPA USA - Pesticide Inerts
  • LAST UPDATE: 28/04/2018

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