Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Shower Curtains and PVC....

What do you know about your polyvinyl chloride (pvc) shower curtain? Most shower curtains are made of this product and it is one of the nastiest of all consumer plastics. Producing it is energy-intensive, and the manufacturing releases carcinogenic dioxins and other harmful chemicals into the atmosphere. According to Christie Matheson in "Green Chic," About seven pounds of PVC are discarded annually in the United States and most recycling facilities won't accept it, because recycling it is highly labor-intensive and potentially hazardous.

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