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

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Vinyl Chloride monomer




Phthalates and metal additives




Dioxins and land fill














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