18 September 2007

PVC Free Shower Curtains!


I want to thank our reader Mary Anne for suggesting a review of this product. I have not tested this product myself, and I am always very hesitant to review something I have not touched, but I thought that it was important to tell our readers about PVC free options for the bathroom.

EVA Vinyl Shower Curtainsare PVC free. According to the the manufacturer, "Many shower curtains are made from PVC vinyl material, which may have negative effects on your health and the environment. Therefore, we made sure all our products are environmentally friendly with PVC free materials." PVC has been called the "Poison Plastic". According to CHEJ, "PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic, commonly referred to as vinyl, is one of the most hazardous consumer products ever created. PVC is dangerous to human health and the environment throughout its entire life cycle, at the factory, in our homes, and in the trash. Our bodies are contaminated with poisonous chemicals released during the PVC lifecycle, such as mercury, dioxins, and phthalates, which may pose irreversible life-long health threats."

Not only are EVA Vinyl Shower Curtainsbetter for your health and the environment, they are educational too. There is a weather, periodic table, dinosaur, metamorphosis, and solar system design available. Now both you and your child can learn while in the bathroom! Mary Anne writes about her metamorphosis EVA Vinyl Shower Curtains, "It totally brightens up my bathroom, and my nieces and nephews love coming over just to look at it and ask me even more questions, lol! The curtain itself feels considerably softer than traditional PVC curtains, and I believe the designs are silk screened. And it doesn't have that odd smell when it comes out of the packaging. It's really a great find, and fellow parents have definitely gone to check out the company and their products."

"Play is the highest form of research." -Albert Einstein