PVC is almost everywhere, especially in building materials and common home furnishings. More than 14 billion pounds of PVC are manufactured annually in North America; about 75 percent of it is used in construction materials.
Start looking, and you’ll find PVC in:
• Cables, wiring, junction boxes
• Carpet backing
• Clothing (vinyl or “pleather”)
• Electrical wire insulation
• Flooring (cushion, sheet, and vinyl tiles)
• Furniture (imitation leather, water beds, inflatable, outdoor)
• Gutters and down spouts
• Plastic food containers, bottles, and packaging
• Shades and blinds
• Shower curtains
• Vinyl wallpaper
• Water and sewage pipes
• Window and doorframes
Find PVC alternatives at HealthyBuilding.net, CHECnet.org, GreenGuide.com, and GreenpeaceUSA.org.