Timeline: PVC, Industry, and Health
This timeline tracks key events in the relationship between the manufacturing of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), industry recognition and concealment of negative health effects, and government awareness and regulation. Taken from The Modern Threat of Plastics, the second e-seminar in the series The Politics of Pollution, the timeline focuses on plastics—in particular, PVC—as the paradigmatic substance of industrial disease for the second half of the twentieth century through today.