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Thanks, Richard, but I'm afraid I wasn't clear.  I meant to ask about 
the pros + cons of D5 as an aid to solving the actual tape play problems.

Jeff


At 03:02 PM 10/9/2012, you wrote:
>In a private note to me, Duane Goldman kindly pointed out that there 
>are care and handling instructions in the report from Environment 
>Canada that I linked to in my blog post.
>
>I would also suggest looking for MSDS for the chemical, and will 
>update the blog post with a link or two.
>
>On the other hand, D5 is widely used in personal care products to 
>provide the "slippery" feel in shampoos and soaps. We are putting a 
>lot of this on our bodies and hair on a regular basis, so, if 
>concern is warranted, I think it should be directed towards the 
>personal care industry (and there are some grass roots issues in 
>that area, although the weight of the data appeared not too strong 
>in the Environment Canada report). Hence my comment about getting it 
>while the getting is good. Who knows what will happen next year.
>
>D5 is also used for "green" dry cleaning.
>
>Cheers,
>
>Richard
>
>On 2012-10-09 10:42 AM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
>>After much research I found a reasonable source for D5 here in 
>>Canada and they will ship to the U.S.A.
>>You may find the info at the top of my blog page at the moment. 
>>www.richardhess.com/notes
>>or go directly there
>>http://richardhess.com/notes/2012/10/09/source-for-d5-decamethylcyclopentasiloxane/ 
>>
>>
>
>
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