EPA, silicone producers finalize agreement on siloxane D4 monitoring

04/17/2014 | Chemical Week (subscription required)

The Environmental Protection Agency and five members of the American Chemistry Council's Silicones Environmental, Health, and Safety Center have completed an agreement on the environmental monitoring of the siloxane D4 that will support EPA's environmental risk assessment for D4. "This agreement is an extension of the silicone industry's voluntary stewardship efforts to support greater scientific understanding of the health and environmental safety of siloxanes used in consumer and industrial applications," said Karluss Thomas, senior director for ACC's Chemical Products & Technology Division.

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