> Isn't vinyl chloride the "new car" smell? Seems to me you used to be able to buy it in cans (ie essence of VC) to spray in your car and keep it smelling new!
Yes! According to the USEPA, air inside new cars may contain vinyl chloride at higher levels thandetected in ambient air because ''vinyl chloride may out gas into
the air from the new plastic parts.''
The Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet at the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services, <http://www.state.nj.us/health/eoh/rtkweb/2001.pdf>, says vinyl
chloride has a sweet odor and is used to make plastics, adhesives and other chemicals. ''Most of the vinyl chloride produced in the United States is used to make
polyvinyl chloride, a material used to manufacture a variety of plastic and vinyl products. Smaller amounts of vinyl chloride are used as a refrigerant gas and in
the manufacture of other chemicals, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Toxicological Profile for Vinyl Chloride.
The Illinois Health Department says: one can be exposed through contaminated drinking water (vinyl chloride makes up the pipes that bring water into our homes),
but most people are exposed by contaminated air. ''If your water supply is contaminated, showering, bathing, cooking, or laundering with the water can release
vinyl chloride into the air where you can breathe it.''
Polyvinyl chloride makes up a great deal of my Saturn, inside and probably out. I have to park in the shade and keep the windows partially open, otherwise I
experience headache, fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness, and loss of memory -- all central nervous system symptoms, which coincidentally are also experienced when
people and other animals are exposed to pesticides.
According to Marion Moses, M.D., M.P.H.: ''Pesticides are toxic substances deliberately added to our environment to kill or harm living things. They can also kill
or harm human beings. The 1947 federal pesticide law defined pesticides as 'economic poisons.' Pesticides are named according to the kind of pest they are used
against'' --herbicides for weeds, insecticides for insects; fungicides, bactericides, and so forth. So, contrary to what Dale Wilson claims, 2,4 DNP IS a
pesticide, just like Roundup is a pesticide!
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