“As a result of this study, SEHSC believes that U.S. policymakers now have conclusive evidence that D4 does not harm the environment. The findings are clear – D4 poses no unreasonable environmental risk,” said Karluss Thomas, senior director of the Silicones Environmental, Health and Safety Center (SEHSC) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). “The results of this study are consistent with the determinations made in Canada and Australia - D4 does not pose risks that warrant product content restrictions.”
D4 is a critical building block used to produce a wide range of silicone polymers which provide unique product performance characteristics that engender innovation in thousands of products that benefit key segments of the global economy, including: transportation, building and construction, health care, alternative energy technologies, and electronics. In these sectors, there are few, if any, satisfactory substitutes to silicone polymers.
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