ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECOLOGICAL SAFETY OF PDMS

AQUATAIN AMFTM and AQUATAIN DROPS are based on PDMS.

PDMS is a polymer which has many uses: from the pharmaceutical industry to the cosmetic one, in the food industry (as an additive) and the building sector, for producing lubricants, medical devices, etc.

It is an inert substance, with negligible toxicity, non-flammable, non-volatile, with low solubility and tendency to sedimentation, which degrades naturally in the environment (through the action of the sunlight) into harmless compounds normally found in nature: inorganic silicates (SiO2), carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O).

PDMS has been entered by WHO and FAO in the list of authorised food additives and has successfully passed the restrictions imposed by the US EPA regulation and has been exempted from the regulation controlling polymers (REACH).

The product does not lead to the phenomena of bioaccumulation in living beings, thanks to the high molecular weight which prevents the passage of molecules across biological membranes. It is a non-toxic and harmless product which has no negative impact on the aquatic environment. The presence of PDMS does not alter the water values of temperature, pH, oxygen saturation, hardness, ammonia and nitrogen compounds. In particular, the oxygen saturation values fall within the acceptable parameters for the survival of aquatic flora and fauna.

Tests conducted by certification bodies have established that PDMS can be used in drinking water. No evidence has been found that the toxicological thresholds have been exceeded such as to consider PDMS a toxic, irritant, mutagenic, carcinogenic product, or one whose values may indicate a systemic toxicity towards humans and animals.

Operators who use the product do not require any specific personal protective equipment.