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We care very much about your health and the environment. That is why we offer environmentally friendly alternatives to the commonly used PVC vinyl shower curtains. We want you to be aware of everyday decorating choices that can lead to a healthy mind and home. Below are links to several articles that explain the effects of using PVC vinyl products.

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing national standards to limit air toxic emissions from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or copolymers production plants. PVC plants manufacture a variety of PVC raw and end products."

"PVC products can leak harmful additives during use and disposal, when they are burned or buried. ...PVC is difficult to recycle, resulting in much of it ending up in landfills... Laboratory studies in animals show that some of these chemicals are linked to cancer and kidney damage and may interfere with the reproductive system and its development..."

"One of the reasons that PVC is bad for people and the environment is that two of the chlorine-based chemicals involved in PVC production, ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride monomer, are hazardous in and of themselves. Ethylene dichloride is a possible human carcinogen, and vinyl chloride monomer is a known human carcinogen..."

"Phthalates are suspected to cause adverse human health effects... Ethylene vinyl acetate, or "EVA," is being used by some companies as a replacement for soft PVC. Because it does not need a plastic softener, EVA lacks the safety concerns of PVC softened with phthalates... "

There are many more articles out there that explain the effects of using PVC vinyl. We encourage you to research on your own and help spread the word.

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