Response to ACC Siloxane Petition in Maine

Strategy Center

We sent a letter to the Maine Department of Environment Protection (DEP) in opposition to the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) petition to revise Maine’s "chemicals of concern" list (part of the Kid Safe Products Act) by removing certain siloxanes. The ACC is asking the DEP to remove the listings for decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5), dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6), and octamethyltrisiloxane (L3). These are included on various state and the European Union lists of concern as documented in the comment. 

Our letter was signed by eleven additional organizations, representing a diverse range of public health and environmental organizations from across the state.