Why Is Barium Sulfate Not Harmful?
Created date: 2020/03/19

It is well known that both sulfuric acid and the heavy metal barium can cause serious harm to people. However, barium sulfate containing sulfate is widely used as a harmless and environmentally friendly material. Have you ever considered this question: Why barium sulfates don’t do harm to human?


Here is the content list

  • What Are Applications Of Barium Sulfate?

  • Why Barium Sulfates Don’t Do Harm To Human?

  • What Should You Pay Attention To About Barium Sulfate?


What Are Applications Of Barium Sulfate?

Precipitated barium sulfate is a kind of material with environmental protection function because of its strong chemical inertness, good stability, acid and alkali resistance, moderate hardness, high whiteness, high luster, and absorption of harmful x and gamma rays.

It is an important basic chemical raw material, the main use: as paint, paint, ink, plastic, rubber and battery raw materials or filler; Surface coating agent for printing paper and coated paper; Sizing agent for textile industry; As a clarifying agent in glass products, it can play a role in defoaming and increasing luster. It can also be used as protective wall material against radiation, and also used in porcelain, enamel and dyestuff industries. It is also the raw material for making other barium salts.


Why Barium Sulfates Don’t Do Harm To Human?

Barium ion is poisonous because it can move freely, and barium sulfate is insoluble in water, acid also cannot make it produce reaction, so won't produce the barium ion that moves freely, so avirulent.

In addition, the barium element in barium sulfate has a heavy core, and the energy of the ray is easily absorbed by the heavy metal core during the collision of the ray with the core. Make it difficult for rays to penetrate them. Therefore, they have the function of blocking rays.


What Should You Pay Attention To About Barium Sulfate?

Barium sulfate is the only common barium salt, non-toxic at 600 ℃ with carbon reduction into barium sulfide and carbon dioxide. Other soluble barium salts are harmful to the human body, because heavy metal ions can damage human proteins and hinder normal biochemical reactions.

However, in order to produce barium sulfate, the raw materials used are often harmful, so here comes what you should pay attention to about this material.

1)If barium sulfate splashes on the body, wash it with water. But if it gets into an eye or a wound, it should be washed with running water and the people should be taken to a hospital.

2)Although pure barium sulfate is insoluble in water, its powder can cause chest tightness, chest pain, cough and so on when inhaled. Long-term inhalation of this powder may cause barium pneumoconiosis.

3)In the production of barium sulfate powder, the plant should be closed to prevent dust pollution environment, and fire is strictly prohibited.


Although the barium sulfate doesn’t damage human body, we shouldn’t ignore its potential threat. The best way to do this is to turn the manufacturing process over to the factory and let the consumer buy the finished product directly. If you want to purchase our products or consult other questions, you can visit our company Shaanxi Fuhua Chemical Co., Ltd.

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