Is Dolomite Dust Harmful?

Why dolomite is harmful to humans?

Dolomite contains varying levels of crystalline silica, which can cause damage to lungs or even cancer when it is breathed in. The material can also cause irritation to the skin and eyes. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that when ingested, dolomite can cause pain in the stomach and result in diarrhea.

Is dolomite sand safe?

Philippines' Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has denied dolomite sand poses any risk to human health and the ecosystem. They also warned dolomite sand grains would erode during storms and be carried out to sea, essentially being washed away.

What is dolomite powder used for?

Dolomite powder is used in agriculture to reduce soil acidity and also to adjust magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is an important plant nutrient. Dolomite powder is used as filler in various products like detergent, paints, rubbers, agriculture products, animal feed, putty, and other adhesives and sealants.

How do you use dolomite powder?

To change the soil's pH, determine how much you need and spread it on top of the soil. For example, if your soil has a pH of 5.5 and you want to raise it to closer to 6.5, add 10 pounds of dolomite per 100 square feet of space. That would be equivalent to a 10-by-10-foot bed or a 5-by-20-foot bed.

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