"This Vinyl School": Interactive Tool to Rid Schools of PVC
Kids love to
play hide and seek, and parents and teachers love to keep kids healthy.
The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) has just
released a new tool, This Vinyl School, to help school communities get
rid of toxic PVC and create healthier, greener schools.
From the playground to the binders in kids' backpacks, PVC hides in every school in the nation. In this new twist on hide and seek, students, parents, and teachers can use CHEJ's brand new interactive website to hunt for the poisonous PVC plastics that lurk on school campuses and seek out safer alternatives. This Vinyl School helps you find safer products -- they're surprisingly easy to come by. (See our Buying Guide for starters!)
The problem with PVC? During its long lifecycle, PVC releases toxic chemicals that are associated with asthma, learning difficulties and other health problems that continue to rise among children. According to CHEJ, it's in use all across the country, in the flooring and carpeting, playground equipment, roofing, and elsewhere.
For More Information: Mike Schade, CHEJ PVC Campaign Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org