Title: 
This Vinyl House: Hazardous Additives in Vinyl Consumer Products and Home Furnishings
Publication Date: 
June 2001
Abstract: 
Greenpeace tested a variety of common polyvinyl chloride (PCV) consumer products, with uses from childcare to home furnishing, for phthalate plasticizers and lead, cadmium and organotin stabilizers. Construction materials including home furnishings, from hard (e.g., window frames, pipes) to softened (e.g., floor and wall coverings, accessories) products, account for76% of PCV use. Although the most direct exposure of children to hazardous additives may be expected from toys and childcare items, the wide variety of other vinyl products in the home may also act as significant sources of exposure.
Authors: 
Mary- Elizabeth Harmon, PhD, Greenpeace USA
Organization: 
Greenpeace USA
Source Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Fulltext: 

Extra Comments: 

The full document is available on the Greenpeace USA website in PDF format at the above link.

Number of Pages: 
35
Geographic Focus: 
National/Federal
International
United States of America

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