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Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC)

Where is it Commonly Found?

Water Piping
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 (P65)

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)

Alternative Materials

PET Plastics

Does it Correspond With Any Green Building Credits?

Green Guide for Health Care - MR Credit 4.1 - PBT Elimination: Dioxins;
Pearl Building Rating System v1.0 SM-1: Non-Polluting Materials;
LEED Pilot Credit 2: PBT Source Reduction: Dioxins and Halogenated Organic Compounds;
Living Building Challenge 3.0

How is it Categorized?

Chlorinated Polymers

What is its Origin?

Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) is a thermoplastic produced by chlorination of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin. 

Divisions and Sections

Div 33 Utilities

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