Publications

PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC)

Bad News Comes in 3s

CHEJ’s BE SAFE campaign co-released this report with the Environmental Health Strategy Center. The report documents the health and environmental hazards posed by PVC (polyvinyl chloride) during manufacturing, product use and disposal.

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Bad News Comes in 3s Exec Summary

The executive summary of CHEJ’s and the Environmental Health Strategy Center’s co-released report documenting the health and environmental hazards posed by PVC (polyvinyl chloride) during manufacturing, product use and disposal.

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Bad News Comes in 3s Major Findings Fact Sheet

A fact sheet summarizing the major findings of the Bad News Comes in 3s report co-released by CHEJ and the Environmental Health Strategy Center

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Bad News Comes in 3s Top Ten States Landfill PVC Fact Sheet

A fact sheet listing the top 10 states that landfill PVC based on the Bad News Comes in 3s report co-released by CHEJ and the Environmental Health Strategy Center

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Volatile Vinyl

Still using a vinyl shower curtain? Read all about the dangers you are exposing yourself and household to in this report. Find alternatives and read about how CHEJ advocates for major retailers to adopt a PVC phase out policy. The report contains the different chemicals that are in a vinyl shower curtain and the number of days they last in your house.

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Back-to-School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies

The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) has created this fifth-annual Back-to-School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies to empower you to make smarter, healthier shopping choices for a toxic-free future. This guide lists the most common back-to-school supplies made out of polyvinyl chloride (PVC or vinyl) plastic and suggests safer PVC-free alternatives for your children.

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Back-to-School Wallet Guide PVC-Free School Supplies

The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) has created this handy Back-to-School Wallet Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies to empower you to make smarter, healthier shopping choices for a toxic-free future.

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Our Health and PVC Fact Sheet

This fact sheet explores the connection between PVC and our health. From young children in school, through the reproductive years of adulthood and beyond, PVC is affecting the health people more and more. This fact sheet will help you understand the problem, and minimize its effects on you and your family.

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PVC the Poison Plastic Fact Sheet

This fact sheet explores how PVC is being used in our nation’s schools to alarmingly damaging effects on our children. From building materials, to school supplies and cleaning products, our schools are putting our children’s health at risk. This fact sheet will help you understand the problem, and minimize its effects on you and your family.

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PVC Flooring and Toxic Cleaning Products Fact Sheet

This fact sheet explores how PVC is being used in flooring and commercial cleaning products across the US. It provides you with safer alternatives that will not put your family’s health at risk.

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Top Ten Reasons Your School Should go PVC-free Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides you with the top ten most compelling reasons your school should go PVC-free. From PVC’s endocrine disrupting phthalates to its toxic effects upon disposal/incineration, this list will help you convince anyone to act and push for a PVC-free school.

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PVC and Environmental Justice Fact Sheet

PVC plants are disproportionately located in low-income communities and communities of color, making the production of PVC an issue of environmental justice and racism for neighboring residents. This fact sheet gives you the tools to raise awareness of PVC manufacturing as an issue for underprivileged communities.

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PVC Policies around the World Fact Sheet

This fact sheet will inform you of the shifting policies regarding PVC around the world. Responsible state and national governments, as well as leading corporations that are mindful of their consumers are shifting away from PVC. This fact sheet will help you identify those entities that are helping reduce the dangers to you and your family.

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Toxic Toys R Us

This report covers a study undertaken by the Center for Health, Environment & Justice and the Teamsters Office of Consumer Affairs, with the laboratory assistance of the Ecology Center of Ann Arbor, MI. It reveals that the majority of toys in a limited sample from two Toys “R” Us outlets still contain PVC. This means that, despite Toys “R” Us pledged to phase out the sale of toys containing lead or phthalates, reduce the sale of PVC-containing products and offer more PVC-free products, they have yet to live up to their promise.

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Pass Up the Poison Plastic – the PVC-free Guide for Your Family & Home

This guide lists the most common consumer products made out of PVC and safer PVC-free products including baby products, children’s toys, electronics, and more.

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Choosing Safer Plastics – A Plastics Wallet Guide

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