29 May '14, 6pm

Our team makes sense of phthalate-free vinyl in a new report:

Making Sense of Phthalate-Free Vinyl Bill Walsh By Bill Walsh, Executive Director Healthy Building Network May 29, 2014 Today my colleagues in HBN’s Pharos Project have released the first comprehensive analysis of the plasticizers that are replacing phthalates in flexible vinyl building products . The replacement chemicals in phthalate-free vinyl are not always clearly identified by manufacturers. The level of toxicity testing and the testing results vary among the six non-phthalate formulas we found now in use. The HBN analysis will help purchasers evaluate the claims of phthalate-free product lines in order to make informed choices about a wide array of materials including flooring, wall guards and coverings, wire and cabling, upholstery and membrane roofing. PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic, also known as vinyl[1 ], is rigid and brittle in its pure form. Phthalates have...

Full article: http://healthybuilding.net/news/140529-making-sense-of-ph...

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