vinyl chloride

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The monomer chemical compound that is converted to polyvinylchloride (PVC) by gently heating the liquid to about 70°C. PVC is well known as a plastic compound with many uses. Vinyl chloride fumes have adverse effects on health, including narcosis, acro-osteolysis, hepatitis, and angiosarcoma.

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