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Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE)

Where is it Commonly Found?

Geomembranes, wire and cable jacketing.
Like all other chlorinated materials, is associated with the  known carcinogen dioxin, and other POP (persistent organic pollutants), and PBT (persistent bio- accumulative toxins).

What are its known health effects?

Carcinogen (NTP-C) (P65)

Developmental Toxicant (BKH) (BRUC) (IL-EPA) (JNIHS) (KEIT) (OEHHA-CREL) (WWF)

What are its suspected health effects?

Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicant (ATSDR) (EPA-HEN) (LADO - L) (OEHHA-CREL)

Endocrine Toxicant (BKH) (BRUC) (IL-EPA) (JNIHS) (KEIT) (OEHHA-CREL) (WWF)

Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicant (EPA-HEN) (LADO - L) (OEHHA-CREL) (ZIMM)

Immunotoxicant (ATSDR)

Neurotoxicant (STAC)

Reproductive Toxicant (OEHHA-CREL)

Respiratory Toxicant (OEHHA-CREL)

Skin or Sense Organ Toxicant (EPA-HEN) (HAZMAP) (KLAA)

Does it Correspond With Any Green Building Credits?

Green Guide for Health Care - MR Credit 4.1 - PBT Elimination: Dioxins;
Living Building Challenge 1.3 - Prerequisite 5:Materials Red List;
Living Building Challenge 2.0 - Red List;
Living Building Challenge 3.0 - Red List;
Pearl Building Rating Syste

How is it Categorized?

Chlorinated Polymers

What is its Origin?

One of the 11,000± chlorinated organic compounds that have been widely used since World War II.

Divisions and Sections

Div 07 Drainage Panel

Div 32 Playground Protective Surfacing

Div 33 Utilities

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