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Phthalates.

Phthalates.

Plasticisers are used to make a material like PVC softer and more flexible. They are small molecules that can dissolve into liquids that come into contact with them. Phthalates are a group of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and potential EDCs are mostly man-made, found in various materials such as pesticides, metals, additives or contaminants in food, and personal care products. EDCs have been suspected to be associated with altered reproductive ...

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All about PVC

All about PVC

PVC is one of the cheaper plastics and consequently widely used. . PVC is a polymer – a large molecule created by linking together smaller molecules. . It is a combination of oil and chlorine. Chlorine is a salt, the same salt you use in the kitchen. . Over 50% of the weight of PVC comes from chlorine which means PVC requires less petroleum than many other polymers. . It is a thermoplastic material. It will melt when heated to a certain temperatures and harden when it cools. . It is ...

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