Tablets that fizz in and add color to water typically contain baking soda and other antacids that react to form carbon dioxide gas bubbles, explains Scientific American. Fizzing color tablets used in school classrooms, f... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Vitamins & Supplements

The mineral silicon dioxide found in food sources is likely safe but its safety as a medicinal supplement is not determined, explains WebMD. Men and pre-menopausal women who eat large amounts of silicon-rich foods have s... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

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