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Published:June 25th, 2008 15:15 EST
New Vinyl Shower Curtains Release Harmful Chemicals

New Vinyl Shower Curtains Release Harmful Chemicals

By Robert Paul Reyes

When I buy a new automobile and drive it home, before I go inside I sit in my spanking new vehicle and take in that wonderful "new car" aroma. You can have your car deodorizers that smell like pine or cherry, give me one that smells like new car. I`m sure the ladies would go wild over a men`s cologne that has the scent of new car.

Just don`t ever try taking in that "new shower curtain" smell, vinyl curtains permeate the air with dangerous toxins:

"More than 100 toxic chemicals associated with health damage are released into the air from PVC vinyl shower curtains.

These chemicals make up that "new shower curtain smell" unique to PVC vinyl shower curtains and shower curtain liners, according to `Volatile Vinyl: The New Shower Curtain`s Chemical Smell,`a new study released today by the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, and the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ)."

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This news just ruins my day; I love taking nice long hot showers in the mornings, it gets me ready to face another day. Now I will have to hold my nose, and take a very quick shower.

"The EPA conducted a study of PVC shower curtains in 2002, which found elevated levels of four chemicals in this study as well: toluene, phenol, ethylbenzene and methyl isolbutyl ketone (MIBK).

`Six years after the EPA found that PVC shower curtains continue to release toxic chemicals into the air we breathe for a month or longer, our study shows that nothing has changed. Something must be done to protect consumers from any potential harm these toxic chemicals cause,` said Lois Gibbs, CHEJ founder and executive director."

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The government has done little to protect consumers from these dangerous toxins. Maybe if I send Bush some cheap vinyl shower curtains from Dollar General and paint the Presidential Seal on them, he will hang them up, get sick and finally do something to safeguard the public.