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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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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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Growth‐Correcting the Bioconcentration Factor and Biomagnification Factor in Bioaccumulation Assessments
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 38:2065-2072 (2019) | Frank A.P.C. Gobas, Yung‐Shan Lee

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News

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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September 22, 2020
Australia, Singapore, have lessons for Hong Kong

The COVID-19 crisis has forced us all to consider many things we had taken for granted, like where our prescription drugs come from, and how many are stockpiled in case of trade disruptions. Not to mention how much economies rely on service industries, and how quickly those industries can collapse when tourism, trade, and travel […]

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August 5, 2020
New World For India And US – Analysis

Despite the Covid crisis, U.S. investors have been lining up to pour money into India’s digital future. Over the past two months, India has received about $20 billion in corporate investment from the U.S. – most of it in Jio, India’s largest mobile network operator and digital services company. All the marquee tech names have […]

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