Institute for Local Self-Reliance

To eliminate polyvinylchloride (PVC) plastic and formaldehyde from use in the construction of new buildings. PVC produces dioxin, a potent carcinogen and endocrine disrupter, during its manufacture and disposal. Building materials now account for 75 percent of PVC use. In contrast, its use in medical settings, the focus of Health Care Without Harm, accounts for only 5 percent of the total.