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Polydimethylsiloxane

Alternate Names

PDMS, dimethicone

Description

Food-grade polydimethylsiloxane is a silicone chemical used as an anti-foaming agent in many types of processed foods. It is added to food during the production process. It can also be added to animal feed and used for the same reasons.

Polydimethylsiloxane - Quick Stats
Names

PDMS, dimethicone

Allergy Information

Uses

Anti-Caking Agent, Anti-Foaming Agent

E-Number

E900

Additional Information

PDMS is an ingredient in Silly Putty and was previously used often in breast implants, although this usage has decreased in recent years because of safety concerns.



Found In

Candy, confectionery, alcoholic beverages, fruit spreads, margarin, soups, canned fruits and vegetables, milk powder, chewing gum, fruit-based desserts, McDonald's Chicken McNuggets and Wendy's French fries.

Possible Health Effects

In previous years, there has been a concern over the safety of Silicon breast implants.

Allergy Information

Unknown

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