flooring forums

PVC safe??
Replies for PVC safe??
Author Message
mskennedy
Author Image
Joined: July 2008
Posts: 8
Location:
Posted: August 1, 2008 2:06 PM

What is PVC? I know it’s in vinyl floors. Is it safe for children?
MrsCami
Author Image
Joined: July 2008
Posts: 9
Location:
Posted: August 4, 2008 7:53 PM

RE: PVC safe??
PVC stands for ployvinyl chloride. It contains a chemical called phthalates which makes the PVC pliable. These cause toxins to leak from the PVC which can cause cancer and asthma and can also damage reproductive systems.
mskennedy
Author Image
Joined: July 2008
Posts: 8
Location:
Posted: August 29, 2008 6:28 PM

RE: PVC safe??
really? can you tell me where you found this info?
MrsCami
Author Image
Joined: July 2008
Posts: 9
Location:
Posted: November 24, 2008 6:17 PM

RE: PVC safe??
I don't know what my original sources was, but check out the info about PVC towards the bottom of the page at this link. www.kidlabels.com/about_us.html

It doesn't talk about flooring specifically, but does go into detail on the possible effects of PVC.
mskennedy
Author Image
Joined: July 2008
Posts: 8
Location:
Posted: December 15, 2008 1:01 AM

RE: PVC safe??
very intersting.  Thanks for the link.
Our members have made a total of 10869 posts
We have 5846 registered members
The newest member is guptakomal
FORUM RULES
You are not logged in.
You cannot post replies

>