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Ingredient maker J.M. Huber sells off silica business

Ingredient maker J.M. Huber sells off silica business

By Deanna Utroske

In a deal announced this week, specialty chemical company Evonik has acquired the J.M. Huber silica business for more than $600m. It’s a transaction that will up the company’s position as a supplier of silica for many industries, not the least of which...

China study suggests silicon dioxide can damage DNA

China study suggests silicon dioxide can damage DNA

By Simon Pitman

Although widely found to be safe, a recent study by researchers in China has found that silicon dioxide, or silica, may have the potential to negatively affect our genetic material.

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