Health monitoring for vinyl chloride


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This guide helps doctors monitor the health of workers exposed to vinyl chloride.  

Vinyl chloride (CAS 75-01-4) is a colourless gas that burns easily. It does not occur naturally. You must make vinyl chloride industrially for commercial use. It’s also a product of tobacco smoke. 

Examples of work using vinyl chloride include: 

  • making polyvinyl chloride (PVC) 

  • cleaning equipment used in producing PVC. 

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