Vinyl products like shower curtains may be very toxic. According to a recent EPA study published by the Daily Green, the smell when we open the package and unfold a new vinyl shower curtain is a result of the off-gassing of chemicals from polyvinyl chloride plastic (PVC). One of the chemical additives, DEHP, a phthalate, is a suspected carcinogen and has been linked to hormonal disruption in humans. The study found that vinyl shower curtains can elevate air toxins in your home for more than a month!
Good options? Natural fabric or bamboo!