Shower curtains made from PVC (poly vinyl chloride) are very dangerous because the fabric includes many poisonous substances like chlorine. Chlorine creates a carcinogenic chemical called dioxin. This chemical penetrates the food chain and can be quite toxic for your health.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has also warned about the toxicity and volatility of PVC or vinyl shower curtains. A PVC product is burdened with 108 volatile organic compounds and poisonous chemicals including phthalates, mercury and dioxins. While your beautiful PVC shower curtain hangs near your shower, the poisonous gases and compounds spread in the air and stay for many days.
People and planet friendly options for a healthier bathroom: