What is it?
Zirconium oxide is a ceramic material found in industry  and medicine.

How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and, on occasion, communication with the manufacturer.

Uses:
  • Bone cement used as  a radiopaque material to fix metal implants
  • Abrasives 
  • Ceramic glazes
  • Dental bridges and crowns
  • Enamels
  • Insulation
  • Jewelry
  • Metal implants
  • Pigments
  • Priming and explosive mixtures
  • Textile water repellent

Other names for Zirconium (IV) Oxide:
  • Zirconic anhydride

How safe is it?

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