Concerning the Jan. 14 Viewpoint (“Politics shouldn't determine PVC's fate”), may I point out that the American Plastics Council and the Chemical Manufacturers Association are “political” organizations whose main goal is to misinform the public about the dangers of PVC.
You are wrong! It is all political, and politics will decide the fate of PVC.
They sell bottled water in New York for $2.50 because people are concerned about the quality of the water being pumped through PVC pipes. Joe Public does not lose when it comes to any action that will eliminate PVC in the environment.
I urge the Environmental Protection Agency to finally come forward and urge a phaseout of PVC as it did with pressure-treated wood. Both products are contributing to the increase of cancer in the world. If Wal-Mart came forward and told its vendors to eliminate PVC, that would be the end of PVC.
Free enterprise in most cases does protect the public. The Enrons of the world don't give a damn about Joe Public.
M&D Sale Group