chelsea center for recycling and economic development (
Mon, 22 Feb 1999 11:41:29 -0500

There was a great program on NPR this AM about leaching of pthalates from
PVC IV bags-- it'll probably be replyed or you can access it through their
web site. I was also told that there is a piece in today's washington
post. You might also want to contact Greenpeace. I have passed your
request on to someone I work with who does a lot of work on this issue and
have asked him to reply to you directly.

At 06:10 PM 2/18/99 EST, you wrote:
>Anything new about the leaching or transmigration of toxics when PVC is used
>as film wrap on food? Or other dangers inherent in its use for any other
>purposes? A student would appreciate any info available. Thanks
>Jeanne Davies

Amy Perlmutter
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Chelsea Center for Recycling and
Economic Development
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