Polyvinyl chloride in health care: A rationale for choosing alternatives

PVC report thumbnailHealth Care Without Harm’s analysis “Polyvinyl chloride in health care: A rationale for alternatives” distills current research to reveal the human and environmental impacts of PVC from production to end-of-life. It details the human health risks posed by chemicals of concern associated with the production of PVC and toxic additives such as DEHP. It also explores the pollution associated with traditional methods of disposal and recycling. The report also offers a summary of recent research about alternatives.

Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth recommend that health care facilities avoid PVC and DEHP and replace them with safer alternatives.