Halogenated PVC—what classifies it as being halogenated? Who invented the PVC? Which hazards should you be aware of when utilizing this material in building design and construction? Is there a solution to these hazards? To answer the last question, yes there is a solution out there—providing a safer alternative to using halogens. The 17 FREE Solution, brought to you by General Cable, lacks the elements in the 17th column of the periodic table (Bromine and Chlorine) which act as fire retardants. Removing these elements eliminates the risk of mucous forming in the eyes or lungs from hazardous acids produced from the elements combining with water from the sprinkler systems.
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