A very large problem is disposing of vinyl siding responsibly when it has reached the end of its life cycle. Landfills do not knowingly accept vinyl siding as it can pollute groundwater and result in dioxin-forming landfill fires. And, unfortunately, vinyl siding cannot be re-cycled due to the chlorine used to produce it. If inadvertently mixed into a recycling load, the vinyl siding will contaminate everything within the load.
Incinerating vinyl siding releases poisonous chlorine gas as well as dioxin into the air. When a house with vinyl siding catches fire, dioxin and other toxic gases escape into the air, posing an even greater threat than the fire itself in some cases. It is not unusual, firefighters say, for people trapped in building fires to die of exposure to chemically toxic fumes before the flames actually reach them. Recently, a vinyl scrap yard fire forced the evacuation of two hundred people from a Virginia community, while another created a major airborne dioxin hazard in Ontario.
“We know enough about the dangers of PVC to begin to phase it out,” says Lois Gibbs, the founder of the Virginia based Center for Health, Environment and Justice. “We need to tell corporations to protect our health and environment by switching to non-PVC materials.” Gibbs is the housewife turned activist who spurred the government into creating its Superfund program to clean up contaminated waste sites around the country after she discovered in 1978 that her neighborhood in Love Canal, New York, was located on a twenty thousand ton chemical waste dump.
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