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Unformatted text preview: Called Cancer Alley o Stabilizers Cheapest are lead products Low regulation from imported products o Plasticizers Inexpensive can be dangerous / carcinogenic Some emulate estrogen (interfere with sexual development) o Burning PVC Chlorine is ~60% of the mass Turns into CO 2 and HCl Disposal: Incineration / Landfills o US: 500 million pounds in 2001 o Contributes 35-66% of chlorine into waste stream o Dioxin Releases Municipal Incinerators - 55% of dioxin releases Household burning - 20% of dioxin releases o 2-4billion pounds sent to US landfills in 2001 o Additives seep out into surrounding environment, soften adjacent plastics o PVC used as a landfill liner Some companies working on phasing out PVC...
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- Fall '08