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Is PVC Safe? What's So Bad About Vinyl Plastic (PVC)?

  1. Oct 17, 2016 #1
    Now days PVC is widely used polymer in many industries such like real estate, pharmaceutical, plastic and rubber etc. My concern is Is PVC Safe for Environment? Can anybody tell me the cons of using PVC (Polyvinyl chloride)?
    Thanks for Advance!
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  3. Oct 17, 2016 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    What reading have you been doing so far? Can you post links to the reading that you have been doing, and ask specific questions about that reading? Thanks. :smile:
  4. Oct 19, 2016 #3
    Rigid PVC is generally safe. However, it does release HCL gas when burned. Flexible PVC is also considered safe, but I have a problem with high levels of phthalate plasticizers that can leach out at the ppm level.
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