The global silicones industry is committed to the responsible use of silicones and international environmental stewardship and extensively studies the human health and environmental impacts of its products. The industry evaluates the science (link to safety research and science) behind its materials continuously and carries out robust environmental monitoring programs in diverse locations across the globe. More information on the monitoring initiatives of the industry can be found here.
Science advisory boards, which include nationally and internationally renowned scientists, provide independent reviews of the testing strategy, methodology, and findings of these studies when needed. Independent universities, qualified contract laboratories, and Industry laboratories perform and review the tests and studies. Research results are regularly published in peer-reviewed journals.