Ever notice that new shower curtain smell? The truth is that smell is not so clean. What you are smelling most likely is vinyl. Vinyl shower curtains contain harmful toxins and chemicals. This is has been shown by many reputable scientists and national independent studies*. Vinyl shower curtains contain PVC and type of plastic that releases volatile organ compounds, in other words poisons that hurt your internal organs. These toxins may lead to upper respiratory irritation, liver and kidney damage, nausea, headaches and loss of coordination. Now we know balance is essential when throwing double round house kicks!
*Check out this article for more information on vinyl shower curtain studies and consider purchasing an alternative.
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