PVC and Plasticisers.

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What does PVC stand for?
Polyvinyl Chloride.
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What is it made of?
Chlorine gas and Hydrocarbon.
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What does a plasticiser do?
Makes it soft/flexible.
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What does PVC contain?
Hydrogen, Carbon and Chlorine.
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What is leaching?
When squeezed/stretched/wetted plasticiser molecules leach out.
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What is one use for plasticised PVC?
Umbrellas/raincoats/coating for wires or cables.
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What is a use for unplasticised PVC?
Pipes/gutters/window frames.
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Why could a babies toy made of plasticised PVC be harmful?
The plasticisers could leach out and be consumed by the child.
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What are the hazards of the use of PVC?
Flammable, gives off toxic gases. Leaching out.
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