Silicones are among the most extensively studied materials in consumer and industrial uses today. More than 1,000 studies over several decades have been conducted to assess the safety of silicones for workers, consumers, the environment, and manufacturing processes. This science, which the GSC coordinates globally, overwhelmingly confirms the safety of silicone materials when they are used for their intended purposes.
A host of independent scientists and expert scientific panels have weighed in on various aspects of silicones’ safety both for human health and the environment. These bodies include the U.S. Cosmetic Ingredient Review, the EU Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety, Health Canada, and Environment Canada’s Board of Review. As part of its ongoing commitment to silicone safety, the GSC supports continuous research for its products and undertakes voluntary stewardship activities.