Environment & safety
Is Aquatain safe?
Yes, it is! Silicones are used in hundreds of applications including water-repellent sealers, hair conditioners and lipsticks. They are also used to reduce foam in commercial food applications and as non-stick sprays in the baking trade.
An independent water quality report has concluded that:
- Aquatain added to the surface of water bodies does not affect the chemistry of the water
- the film of Aquatain does not prevent the water from oxygenation
- there is no evidence that aquatic life suffers a negative effect
- Aquatain does not produce any effects that would be deleterious for potable water quality.
Copies of the report, as well as other information on silicones in the environment, are available on request.