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Health and Environmental Issues

April 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment ·

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  • Polyvinyl Chloride has been linked to various health and environment risks.
  • While the production of Polyvinyl Chloride uses less petroleum than most other plastics it is very hard to recycle.
  • Vinyl Chloride, the monomer of polyvinyl chloride, has been linked to a rare cancer of the liver as well as a few others.
  • Greenpeace has claimed that dioxin is produced from PVC.  Dioxins have been linked to immune system suppression, reproductive disorders, and a variety of cancers.

Tags: Polyvinylchloride/Vinyl