EU plans for greater restriction of D4 and D5 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 17 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 24, 2017

EU plans for greater restriction of D4 and D5

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: regulation, D5, D4, European Union, personal care products

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is expanding its plan for restricting the use of two siloxanes in personal care and other products. The chemicals are octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5), both classified as very persistent and very bioaccumulative substances by the European Union. In recent years, ECHA has moved toward restricting the amount of D4 or D5 in wash-off personal care products such as shower gels, shaving foams, . . .

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