title: PVC Production And Use
Polyvinylchloride: fantastic plastic or pvc poison?

 

PVC is a really versatile material being used in applications ranging from blood bags to window frames but environmental groups like Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth are calling for it to be banned.

Why? Are they right? Manufacturers say that in 40 years of use it has been proven to be safe and reliable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

diagram: PVC life cycle

 

 

 

 

chart: global use of PVC

 

Environmental concerns

(Click on each for more details)

Chlorine

 

Vinyl Chloride monomer

 

 

 

Phthalates and metal additives

 

 

 

Dioxins and land fill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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