By Fox News StaffPublished November 07, 2019 04:45:42For years, consumers have been buying tile for their homes and businesses in ceramic tiles that have been coated in chemicals.
Now, some sellers are getting a little too creative and are selling a product called “cementite” that has no additives, no preservatives and no added chemicals.
But the chemicals are added at a time when some consumers are starting to question whether the chemicals should be added.
So what does “cemetite” actually contain?
And why are some sellers saying it is a good alternative to chemicals?
A ceramic tile that is coated in the chemical “cemetite” and sold as “cemetic tile” by a seller in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Walnut Creek, California, on November 8, 2019.
A man walks by a man who is sitting on a ceramic tile.
The tile is sold as ceramic tile by a supplier who sells it in a Walmart parking lot, in Wal-Marts, at a WalMart in California, California.
The chemical “cesium chloride” is a form of chlorinated water used to soften and de-odorize ceramic tiles.
The chemical was banned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1988.
The EPA says chlorinated hydrochloric acid and chlorine gas, which is used to deodorize some products, are not safe to use.
The EPA says that, in general, ceramic tiles should be treated with a chemical, which can be either water, a chemical or both, to avoid toxic reactions.
“A combination of these three chemicals is not harmful,” says David Rittner, a chemist and the director of the Chemical Technology Center at Stanford University.
But that hasn’t always been the case.
A 2009 report by the EPA found that the chemicals “can cause health risks and sometimes may be carcinogenic, but they do not pose a health risk.”
The EPA said that ceramic tile “has not been studied for its potential toxicity and its effects on human health” in its study.
The report says that ceramic tiles may contain trace amounts of chemicals, but that these are “very small quantities compared to the total quantities used by consumers.”
While some people might be concerned about the chemicals, it is not a cause for panic, says Rittber.
“I would say it is one of the more benign uses of ceramic tile,” he says.
The chemicals used to make the chemical used in the “cematite” are not toxic.
They can be absorbed into the human body, according to the EPA.
The agency says that a ceramic surface has less “hazardous” and “non-toxic” levels of “chlorinated hydrocarbon” than a non-cemetitic surface.
In fact, it’s the chemical in “cematicite” which is harmful, says David B. Rittners report, as it is “a toxic chemical that has been linked to cancer, cardiovascular disease, liver damage and increased risk of birth defects.”
According to the American Cancer Society, the chemical, chloroform, can cause skin irritation, respiratory irritation, reproductive dysfunction, liver, and kidney damage.