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Polyvinyl Chloride

What is your little brother (or sister) have in his/her mouth right now ? What makes your car smell nice ? What plastic is my ipod made of ? WHAT GAVE ME CANCER ?.... READ THIS

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LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
The answer:

wood

-yay wood and metal got steampunk?!=
n8man maker126 years ago
You mean

yay wood and metal got steampunk?!

littlechef37 (author)  LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
LOL a wooden IPOD
n8man Goodhart6 years ago
First wooden iPod dock, then wooden iPod case, Then wood design on the plastic of the iPod, then finally, an iPod with wood where the plastic and metal should be.
You know, wood has (almost) all the bad properties of PVC-it's toxic when burned, the ash is caustic, it can cause serious allergic reactions or death, it has a lower burning point, it supports molds and fungi growth...The only things wood has going for it is that it's cheap and biodegradable-but you can't make it into long-lasting, flexible pipe or leather substitute without adding chemicals that are just as dangerous as those in PVC.
Aar000n3y6 years ago
Great. Another freaky plastic that's in many people's homes. But thanks for posting this. I'm surprised it hasn't had more publicity yet. Always wondered what that smell was when I cut some pvc...
Did you ever "bend" a credit card or plastic id card to destroy it ? Smells like skunk LOL
littlechef37 (author)  Aar000n3y6 years ago
lol
Eaton6 years ago
Vinyl Chloride is in cigarettes to help them burn longer.
littlechef37 (author)  Eaton6 years ago
...CANCER
Goodhart6 years ago
The statement that PVC can not be recycled is a bit dated:

A while back, I posted on PVC's
littlechef37 (author)  Goodhart6 years ago
True but it is still toxic