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The Dangers Of PVC

THE DANGERS OF PYC What you need to know about one of the world's most widely use plastics Polyvinyl Chloride PVC a quick lesson in Used World Wide Used in: T I 9 + O . and much more Creates and releases one of the most toxic chemicals - Very difficult to recycle dioxin DVC resulting in much of it why not to use ending up in landfills. PVC products can leak harmful additives during use and disposal, when they are burned or buried. Burning creates and releases moredioxins and compounds containing chlorine, which further contaminatesthe environment. Laboratory studies in animals show that some of these chemicals are linked to cancer and kidney damage and may interfere with their productive system and its development. Workers in PVC manufacturing facilities and residents of surrounding communities are at risk from exposure to these chemicals which contaminate the water, soil and air around these facilities. One PVC shower curtain can Recent testing by several governments has also shown that children can ingest hazardous chemicals from PVC toys during use. release as many as 108 volatile organic chemicals into the air. Some of these chemicals can cause developmental damage as well as damage to the liver and central nervous, respiratory, and reproductive systems. Governments and industry are taking action to eliminate PVC. Danish and Swedish governments are restricting PVC use, hundreds ofcommunities worldwide are eliminating PVC in buildings and many companies such as Nike, IKEA and The Body Shop have committed to eliminating PVC from their products. It is a requirement, as of 1st April 2009, for all government and private funded hospitals, medical centres, ambulance services and dental surgeries to register and comply with the Care Quality Commission standards And how does this effect PVC? , "saying that PVC per SE is safe is probably not right as PVC contains Cadmium and as such the CSTEE should probably refrain from sending the message that PVC is safe., " Infection control is now an official requirement! - CSTEE * CSTEE - Comité Scientifique de Toxicologie, Ecotoxicologie et l'Environnement - That's European Scientific Committee on Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and Environment, to you and I This infographic was brought to you by: openhouse the solution provider A PVC free bespoke bag manufacturer - Providing environmentally friendly solutions.

The Dangers Of PVC

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The list of uses for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is endless because it is one of the most widely used plastics. However, the production of PVC creates and releases one of the most toxic chemicals - dio...

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