Presented by Dow
Join us live Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 1PM EST (New York)
Join Dow to learn what makes silicones unique. The unique chemistry and properties of silicones lead to many performance benefits in a large array of applications, including home, beauty, and personal care. This unique chemistry can also create challenges in health and environmental safety assessment. These challenges can lead to unwarranted or inappropriate regulatory decisions that are not based on the best science has to offer. Dow wants you to have full and complete picture so that you can feel comfortable formulating with silicones. This webinar will start with a general overview of silicones including how they are made, a description of volatile methyl silicones and their synthesis, the many uses of silicone (including personal care), and what we know about their health and safety profile. Then we will take a trip around the globe as we review the current regulatory environment for silicone materials, including recent developments in several different regions including Europe, the US, Australia and Canada. We will also discuss the situation with cyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and the Stockholm Convention.
Our goal is that you will have the most current and up-to-date regulatory status of silicones, but more importantly we want you to know that you have Dow as your source for any questions you have, or information that you need to formulate innovative and safe personal care products. Join us to learn more.
Regulatory Affairs Manager, North America
Michelle Andriot, Ph.D. is the Regulatory Affairs Manager for North America within the Consumer Solutions organization at Dow. Her primary responsibility is leading advocacy and regulatory affairs in North America for silicones. Michelle represents Dow as the key expert on the Silicones Environmental, Health, and Safety Council (SEHSC).
Michelle’s has 20+ years of experience in the toxicology and has held many different positions related to this field of expertise. Her primary responsibility was to develop and carry out the strategic direction of a global team of human health and environmental toxicologists. Michelle also spent four years in Product Stewardship, where she focused on identifying and managing emerging sustainability-related issues that involved regulatory and EHS components.
Michelle received a B.S degree in Natural Sciences from Xavier University in 1989. She earned a Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Cincinnati in 1994. The primary focus of her graduate research was the development of a PBPK model for lead during pregnancy.
Technical Service Application Chemist
Paige Krzyskowski is a technical service and application development chemist at the Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan. She supports beauty and personal care customers in North America through formulation development, troubleshooting, and by providing training on using silicones for beauty and personal care. She holds a BS in chemistry and two minors; biology and political science, from Saginaw Valley State University. Paige has been with Dow Corning six years. Prior to her current role, she spent time doing synthesis in front-end innovation research and development departments, developing products, formulating and application testing for the solar industry, and has worked in new business and market discovery.
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