Attapulgite is a natural clay-like mineral mixture of hydrated aluminum silicate containing magnesium, adsorbent. Attapulgite is commonly found with smectites, amorphous silica, chert, and other minerals. A typical mineral composition of attapulgite is approximately 55% silicon dioxide, 10% aluminum oxide, 3.5% iron (III) oxide, 10.5% magnesium oxide, 0.5% potassium oxide, and 20% water. Attapulgite acts locally in the intestines to adsorb bacteria and toxins, reduce water loss, and treat diarrhea. The mineralogical name of attapulgite is palygorskite.
Affygility Solutions has an occupational exposure limit (OEL) and control band assignment for this active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). This monograph also contains the acceptable daily exposure (ADE) value.
OEL Fastrac monographs are a cost-effective and convenient way to meet the requirements for PDEs (ADEs) contained in the EMA Guideline on setting health based exposure limits for use in risk identification in the manufacture of different medicinal products in shared facilities (EMA/CHMP/CVMP/SWP/169430/2012), as well as PIC/S and ANVISA requirements, and to obtain the following information:
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