|Document ID (ISN)||64088|
|Convention or series no.
||ECETOC JACC No.26
||Linear polydimethylsiloxanes (viscosity 10-10,000 centistokes) CAS No.63148-62-9
||European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals, Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, Bte.6, 1160 Bruxelles, Belgium, Sep. 1994. ii, 77p. 178 ref.
||Polydimethylsiloxanes (PDMS) of all viscosities have a very low acute toxicity. Irritancy to the eye is low and no skin sensitizing potential has been detected. Repeated dosage studies with PDMS of different viscosities demonstrated no significant adverse effects in a variety of mammalian species. No adverse effects have been observed in man following the use of PDMS for many years in a large number of consumer applications involving frequent dermal or oral exposure. Overall, available data indicate that PDMS do not present a health hazard for man.
||silicones; toxicology; siloxanes; chemical industry
||literature survey; linear polydimethylsiloxanes; criteria document
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)