polyvinyl chloride pvc

National Report Advises Cumulative Risk Assessment of Phthalates

Article: National Report Advises Cumulative Risk Assessment of Phthalates

WASHINGTON, DC, December 18, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should examine whether combined exposures to chemicals known as phthalates could cause adverse health effects in humans, particularly to the male reproductive system, says a new report from the National Research Council. This analysis, called a cumulative risk assessment, is warranted, said the…

Sears and Kmart Join Trend Away from PVC Plastics

Article: Sears and Kmart Join Trend Away from PVC Plastics

Plastic toys can contain toxic chemicals (Photo by Nadine Yap) FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, December 14, 2007 (ENS) – In the future, Sears and Kmart shoppers will not find toys and other products made of polyvinyl chloride, PVC, plastic on the shelves. Sears Holdings, the publicly traded parent of Kmart and Sears, Roebuck and Co., said…