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POLYVINYL ALCOHOL

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: No information available on this substance.
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL can be found in 109 products.
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This substance meets the definition of inherently biodegradable.
 
some
 
2021. Biodegradability of Polyvinyl Alcohol Based Film Used for Liquid Detergent Capsules. Tenside Surfactants Detergents 58(2).
Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans
 
low
 
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC): Agents classified by the IARC Monographs (through Volume 127)
This substance meets the definition of inherently biodegradable.
 
low
 
2021. Biodegradability of Polyvinyl Alcohol Based Film Used for Liquid Detergent Capsules. Tenside Surfactants Detergents 58(2).
This substance meets the definition of inherently biodegradable.
 
low
 
Charles Rolsky & Varun Kelkar. 2021. Degradation of Polyvinyl Alcohol in US Wastewater Treatment Plants and Subsequent Nationwide Emission Estimate. International journal of environmental research and public health 18(11).
 
 
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