Vinyl Chloride

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:37 by admin
Vinyl chloride is a colorless, flammable gas at normal temperatures with a mild, sweet odor. It is utilized in the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is used to make plastic products, including pipes and furniture upholstery. Exposure to vinyl chloride can occur through breathing the substance when it escapes from plastics manufacturing plants, hazardous waste sites, and landfills. Exposure can also occur through skin contact and by drinking water contaminated with vinyl chloride.

The Department of Health and Human Services classifies vinyl chloride as a known human carcinogen. The substance has been linked to liver cancer in humans.

See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems because of vinyl chloride exposure. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

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  10. Vinyl Chloride: Frequently Asked Questions
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