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Resources

Read more from GSC and the Regional Silicones Industry Associations (SEHSC, CES, SIAJ) and see what has been written about silicones in the news. Look here to find infographics, fact sheets, key messages, reports and studies supporting the silicone industry.

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Silicone Industry Research Commitment

As part of the Silicones Industry’s commitment to the safety of its products and its sound product stewardship practices, the industry has proactively conducted several VMS modelling and monitoring initiatives to enable active engagement in addressing concerns as they arise.
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Application of multimedia models for understanding the environmental behavior of volatile methylsiloxanes: Fate, transport, and bioaccumulation
Michael J. Whelan, Jaeshin Kim

Multimedia fate and transport models (MFTMs) describe how chemicals behave in the environment based on their inherent properties and the characteristics of receiving systems.

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Study
Assessing the Aquatic Risks of the Cyclic Volatile Methyl Siloxane D4
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 3:359–363 (2016) | Anne Fairbrother, Kent B. Woodburn

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Elucidating the Behavior of Cyclic Volatile Methylsiloxanes in a Subarctic Freshwater Food Web: A Modeled and Measured Approach
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 51:12489-12497 (2017) | Ingjerd S. Krogseth, Emma Undeman, Anita Evenset, Guttorm N. Christensen, Mick J. Whelan, Knut Breivik, Nicholas A. Warner

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Tissue-based risk assessment of cyclic volatile methyl siloxanes
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31:1911-9 (2012) | Aaron D Redman, Ellen Mihaich, Kent Woodburn, Paul Paquin, David Powell, Joy A McGrath, Dominic M Di Toro

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News
December 10, 2020
The Real World Costs of Heavy-Handed Chemical Regulation
The Federalist Society | Jeff Stier

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Press Release
October 7, 2020
SEHSC Welcomes EPA-Granted Manufacturer-Requested Risk Evaluation of D4

WASHINGTON (October 7, 2020) – Members of the Silicones Environmental, Health and Safety Center (SEHSC), a sector group of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), today welcomed a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to grant the industry’s request for a risk evaluation of D4 under the Toxic Substances Control Act. SEHSC is planning to formally notify EPA […]

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