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PVC Related Resources Online

Visit to learn more about hazards associated with PVC, organizations working on related issues, alternative building materials and resources, a map of PVC manufacturers and waste incinerators in the United States, meaningful actions you can take, and information on hosting a community screening of BLUE VINYL –  The site includes a calendar of future screenings. is the website of the Healthy Building Network – made up of green building professionals, environmental and health activists, socially responsible investment advocates and others who are promoting healthier building materials as a means of improving public health and preserving the global environment. was created by a coalition of environmental health groups to provide information on the hazards of polyvinyl chloride. is PVC page of the website for BE SAFE, a nationwide initiative to build support for the precautionary approach to prevent pollution and environmental destruction before it happens. includes information and fact sheets on the problems related to recycling PVC is a thorough resource on PVC and dioxin. It includes information on associated risks, fact sheets, science updates, and publications, and information on introducing PVC-free purchasing policies in your community. offers information on the dangers of making PVC, the hazards of burning PVC, problems with disposing of this plastic, and green alternatives. offers information on dioxin. consists of thousands of internal documents from the chemical industry and from its national trade associations. Most of these documents were obtained in connection with legal proceedings against the chemical industry.

An extensive listing of PVC-free building materials is at

The Environmental Building News is an authoritative green building guide, they accept no advertising, and review products.  They have addressed the PVC issue on several occasions. is the web home for the book Our Stolen Future. This site provides regular updates on cutting edge science related to endocrine disruption. Ongoing policy debates and new suggestions about what you can do as a consumer and citizen to minimize risks related to hormonally-disruptive contaminants.

In TRADE SECRETS: A MOYERS REPORT, journalist Bill Moyers and producer Sherry Jones investigated the Ross archive and discovered a shocking story –The confidential papers reveal the industry's early knowledge of vinyl chloride's dangerous effects, as well as the industry's long silence on the subject. Visit the website:

To learn about PVC in medical products and materials, visit and

For information on occupational risks visit

For information on avoiding toxic hazards in your home, visit

MASSPIRG provides information on PVC in food packaging at

To learn about hazards associated with burning PVC, visit and

For a listing of PVC-free office supplies visit


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