When I read the recent 44 page report on the dangers of the indoor air pollution that
[tag] PVC shower curtains [/tag] cause, I was alarmed! Included in this report is a 3.5 page listing of volatile organic compounds released from
[tag] PVC [/tag] shower curtains, almost all of the compounds identified have a real chemical/toxic sounding name.
Not only that, but I was also shocked to read how the authors recommended PVC shower curtains be disposed of. “PVC should be treated as a hazardous material. As an interim measure, PVC could be disposed of in “secure” triple-lined hazardous waste landfills.” 1
The Stink on PVC Shower Curtains
“New laboratory tests reveal the familiar “new shower curtain smell” may be toxic to our health. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic shower curtains purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond, Kmart, Sears, Target, and Wal-Mart all contain avoidable toxic chemicals including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), phthalates, organotins and metals.
Some of these chemicals are volat