Scientists perform non-target screening of compounds extracted from infant silicone teats; identify 140 compounds in 12 categories; more than a third of substances need safety evaluation
Scientists evaluate health risks of migrants from ‘BPA-free’ baby bottles made of PP, PA, PES, silicone, Tritan™, stainless steel; silicone bottle, several PP bottles of ‘high concern’; Tritan™ bottle, several more PP bottles of ‘concern’
ECHA’s Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis agrees to restrict siloxanes D4 and D5 in personal care products
ECHA’s Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-Economic Analysis decide to restrict siloxanes D4 and D5 in personal care products
Silicones are a highly versatile class of polymers. Silicone-based food contact materials include fluids, rubbers and resins. Further, silicones are used as additives in plastic. The dossier covers areas of application and current regulations, and reviews migration, exposure, and toxicology of silicones.
Background article about applications, regulatory issues, migration and toxicology of silicones in food contact materials