Category Archives: siloxanes

Three siloxanes to be restricted in Europe

On January 11, 2018, ECHA, as requested by the European Commission, included dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) in a previous restriction intent of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) submitted on 13 April 2017. Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) The scope of the restriction is that leave-on personal care products and other consumer/professional products (e.g. dry cleaning, waxes and…
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Dioxin 2014 in Madrid, Spain

Every year there is a very large International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants arranged somewhere in the World. These days from August 31st - September 5th the 34th Symposium is going on in Madrid, Spain. The symposium chair is my friend Dr. Begona Jiménez, I met at a EU project evaluation meeting some years ago.…
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High concentrations of environmental toxins in freshwater fish i Norway

Lake Mjøsa A new large study (in Norwegian with summary in English) of  three large lakes in Norway revealed that toxic chemicals emitted from common consumer products still accumulate at high concentrations in freshwater fish and zooplankton. The analysed chemicals were mercury, siloxanes, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) and perfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS). The highest…
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