Silicones are a key ingredient in a wide range of products that support the quality and safety of modern life. It is important, however, that these benefits do not harm the environment. A substantial body of scientific data supports the environmental safety of silicone materials. Hundreds of studies – conducted both by the industry and independent scientists – demonstrate that the substances pose no risk to the environment. The silicone industry furthermore supports continuous research and testing, sharing the results with national and international regulators. On this basis the silicones industry is convinced that the materials are safe for the environment when used for their intended purposes.
For information about North American research, visit: sehsc.americanchemistry.com/Product-Stewardship
For information about European research, visit: silicones-science.com/responsible-care
For information about Japanese research, visit: siaj.jp/en/index.shtml