Main concerns bypassed by official study on PVC

Differences in the environmental impact of PVC products and alternatives are relatively minor, according to an experimental study combining risk assessment, economic analysis and life cycle assessment (LCA) from the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR).1 The report has been seized on by the UK PVC industry as evidence that the plastic is no worse than other materials - but the main concerns of PVC's critics largely fall outside the study's boundaries.

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