I have to ask: If your food contains “known cancerous components”, if it has a safety sheet and precautions, if you have to contact a licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of the product, would you still eat it? Can you assume it’s safe to eat? Aluminum Calcium Silicate is just another additive with precautions and safety standards
I always stress, regardless of the exposure limits, the actual amount in food itself, how many regulations and standards there are or how low the toxicity may be… It is the general principle that the additives are still put in the foods you eat on a daily basis.
Do you have to wear protective clothing to cook real food? Do you have to follow safety guidelines to use natural spices and seasonings? 95% of the additives the Food and Drug Administration allows as G.R.A.S. are toxic or poisonous in one way or another. Even with inconclusive studies and insufficient consumption data they are still letting you ingest the poison they call food.
What do you suppose the chemical food engineers and the heads of Monsanto eat? Sure isn’t what they’ve created.
Aluminum Calcium Silicate
This substance is generally recognized as safe when used 2% by weight in table salt. Used as an Anticaking Agent
There are no food grade specifications for Aluminum Calcium Silicate. Consumption data is also lacking.
Material may contain crystalline silica, a chemical that has been determined by agencies to cause cancer and other chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm.
Silicon compounds that are GRAS for use as direct food ingredient
Consideration should be given to the need for limitation of cadmium content of other silicates
NTP: (National Toxicology Program) Known Carcinogen
Production of Aluminum Calcium Silicate
- At least one type of aluminum compound selected from the group consisting of an aluminum salt, an aluminum hydroxide and an aluminum oxide is used for a supply source of the aluminum component.
- Obtaining a reaction product by reacting raw materials containing a calcium component, a silicon component and an aluminum component in an aqueous medium.
- The production method wherein the calcium silicate contains gyrolite calcium silicate crystals.
- Preparing calcium silicate by subjecting the reaction product to hydrothermal treatment.
Potential Health Effects
- May be harmful if inhaled. Causes respiratory tract irritation.
- May be harmful if absorbed through skin. Causes skin irritation.
- Causes eye irritation.
- May be harmful if swallowed.
- Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapors, mist or gas.
- Use proper glove removal technique (without touching glove’s outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product.
- Avoid breathing dust.
- Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards
- Safety glasses with side-shields
- Impervious clothing, The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace
- General advice: Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance. Move out of dangerous area.
Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. – Calcium oxide, silicon oxides
Disposal considerations: Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material.
California Proposition 65: Crystalline silica (airborne particles of respirable size) is known by the State of California to cause cancer.
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated. (And yet it’s still in your food)
Some extra reading material