Ottawa: Siloxane D5 not harmful to environment

Review panel gives Siloxane D5 thumbs up after its study

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


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