And in a hot shower when your pores are wide open is NOT where you want to be when your vinyl shower curtain starts emitting these toxic gases…
As many as 100 toxic chemicals associated with adverse health effects are released into the air from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) shower curtains. These chemicals make up that “new shower curtain smell” unique to PVC vinyl shower curtains.
“Combined exposure to the multiple chemicals released from vinyl shower curtains is cause for concern,” said Aaron Freeman, Policy Director, Environmental Defence, “especially for children as they are more sensitive to toxic chemicals.” The five PVC shower curtains tested in the United State by CHEJ were purchased from Bed Bath & Beyond, Kmart, Sears, Target and Wal-Mart.
We replaced ours a long time ago with a cotton one, and since we are moving and this one is on it’s last legs, I will be picking up either a 100% organic cotton or hemp new one when we get to our new house. If you still have a PVC shower curtain liner, do your body a favor and get rid of it before it starts to poison you!