23 Feb '14, 3pm

@bglive EBN feature provides a well- researched analysis of the current state of the #PVC industry.

The PVC Debate: A Fresh Look 1 CEU is available to BuildingGreen members. Log in or join to earn the credit. “Poison Plastic,” “Toxic Plastic,” or “Pandora’s Poison”: There is no shortage of unsavory monikers used to describe polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and the vinyl products made from it. Few materials have been vilified as much as PVC, which has come under fire by the green building community over the last twenty years for containing hazardous materials and releasing toxic chemicals during manufacture, use, and disposal. All the while, the PVC industry, buoyed by incredible demand for the material, argues that complaints are exaggerated and emphasizes that it is made from “common salt”—implying that it is harmless. ... This page is visible only to BuildingGreen members Read it now with a Risk-Free membership to BuildingGreen Suite Already a member? Log in here

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2014/2/3/Th...

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