Vinyl Wall Base

A Common Product profile (CP) is a type of data record originally developed as part of a collaboration called the Quartz Project. The profiles are not specific to any manufacturer, but list the substances that are most commonly present in a product type. The CPs include a general description of the product type, a list of the most common substances serving each function in the product, and the health hazards associated with these substances. See the CP methodology here for more information.

This CP presents research done by Healthy Building Network alone following the completion of the Quartz effort.

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Description:

This product describes a wall base made of thermoplastic vinyl for interior use only. It is distinguished from products containing rubber—such as thermoplastic or thermoset rubber—and products reinforced with metal or other hard surfaces. The vinyl wall base is highly flexible, designed to go over curved walls and even corners. It generally contains two layers of vinyl: the base layer, and the shell layer. The shell layer faces the room and contains pigments (and potentially other decorative materials). The two layers are bound together thermally and co-extruded into a single sheet of vinyl.

This information reflects our best understanding of product composition in 2016.

Hazards:

CANCER
CA EPA - Prop 65 - Carcinogen from ANTIMONY TRIOXIDE

DEVELOPMENTAL
CA EPA - Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity from DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE (DEHP) (primary CASRN)

REPRODUCTIVE
CA EPA - Prop 65 - Reproductive Toxicity - Male from DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE (DEHP) (primary CASRN)

ENDOCRINE
EU - SVHC Authorisation List - Equivalent Concern - Candidate List from DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE (DEHP) (primary CASRN)

PERSISTENT
EC - CEPA DSL - Persistent from ANTIMONY TRIOXIDE

RESPIRATORY
AOEC - Asthmagens - Asthmagen (Rs) - sensitizer-induced from POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC)

SKIN IRRITATION
GHS - Korea - Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 1 [H314 - Causes severe skin burns and eye damage] from Antimony compounds, inorganic

ORGAN TOXICANT
GHS - New Zealand - 6.9A (inhalation) - Toxic to human target organs or systems (Cat. 1) from ANTIMONY TRIOXIDE

ACUTE AQUATIC
GHS - Japan - Hazardous to the aquatic environment (acute) - Category 1 [H400] from DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE (DEHP) (primary CASRN)

See the Pharos record HERE for more details and the sources used to create this Common Product profile.

Last updated: December 19, 2016