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Vinyl Chloride

This ODH factsheet answers many common questions about vinyl chloride, including:

  • What is vinyl chloride and how does it get into the environment?

  • How does vinyl chloride get into my body?

  • Can I get sick from vinyl chloride?

  • Does vinyl chloride cause cancer?

  • Can a test show if I have vinyl chloride in my body?

  • Where can I get more information?


Local health departments are encouraged to print these factsheets for distribution in the event of a public health incident involving vinyl chloride.


This factsheet may be updated periodically as new scientific information becomes available or as regulations change. You can find the date of the most recent updates to this factsheet inside the PDF.