On Feb. 29, federal Environment Minister Peter Kent announced the federal government has decided Siloxane D5 is not harmful to the environment.
He said the decision follows a thorough analysis of the Siloxane D5 Board of Review’s report, all existing available scientific information, and on-going international regulatory activities.
Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) is an odourless, colourless liquid found in a number of personal-care products, including deodorants, antiperspirants, cosmetics, shampoos, and body lotions.
It is also used in the production of silicone polymers and may also be used as a dry-cleaning solvent and in industrial cleaning.
For more information on this product and the review, go to the federal government’s Siloxane D5 Board of Review website at www.cdr-siloxaned5-bor.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=70551E34-1.