Dec 09, 2017
by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée
When detoxing your home, it can be overwhelming to think of replacing each little item with nontoxic versions. However, the opportunity of replacing each little item is that it can be done incrementally, one item at a time. In the bathroom, shower curtains are one of the little things that can be replaced without a lot of hassle or a lot of cost.
When you open a new shower curtain, it has a distinctive new-shower-curtain smell. That smell is flexible plastic called polyvinyl chloride, more commonly known as PVC or vinyl. Most shower curtains are made of vinyl. A few of the chemicals that can be found in PVC are listed below.
Below are a range of shower "curtain" options.
Changing even the small things, like shower curtains, can improve your indoor air quality and reduce chemicals in your home. Especially in rooms such as the bathroom that typically have higher heat and humidity conditions. Shower curtains are among the many items that can be replaced with little cost and effort as you detox your bathroom.
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