ECHA: Limitation of silicon-based substances in consumer and professional products

The consolidated opinion of the risk assessment and socio-economic analysis committees in support of ECHA's proposal to limit the use of cyclosiloxanes D4, D5 and D6 is now available.

The proposal aims to limit the placing on the market of products containing these substances in concentrations above 0.1% by weight and could lead to a 90% reduction in overall emissions to the environment.

Cosmetics are the main source of release of D4, D5 and D6.

The opinion has now been sent to the European Commission for decision making and will have three months to prepare a draft modification of the restrictions.

For more information visit the ECHA website.

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