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Inhalation Of Silicon Dioxide From Taking A Vitamin C Tablet?

Hi there, I’ve been taking tesco slow release vitamin c tablets for about 6 months. I take half a tablet 4 times a day. Recently i noticed that the tablets contain silicon dioxide which is toxic if inhaled. When i take the tablets i bite off half a tablet which releases a fine powder which gets in my nose or sometimes makes me cough. I’m worried that i may have been inhaling silicon dioxide everyday for the last 6 months without knowing it which can lead to fatal silicosis in 20-30yrs time similar to asbestosis. Do you know how much silicon dioxide is in this type of tablet? and whether inhaling it in such a way would be likely to cause problems down the line?

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2 Responses to “Inhalation Of Silicon Dioxide From Taking A Vitamin C Tablet?”

  1. SS4 says:

    It’s almost certainly a trace amount but if you’re concerned ask a doctor?

  2. huanjo says:

    Silicon dioxide is what sand is made of. As sand is everywhere, it is likely that we breathe in some silicon dioxide everyday without us knowing it. This only becomes risky when a person is subjected to large amounts of dust in the air over a period of time.

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