When looking for window blinds, how do we begin our research? Naturally, we will start googling for the cheapest options, because, really, why should we spend a lot on something that is more functional than decorative? Blinds tend to go unnoticed when someone walks into a room anyway.
If we were to search online website, enquiring for inexpensive window blinds, many of which will suggest you to get PVC blinds. So, what are this super-accessible blinds made of?
That question is actually very difficult to answer. If we simply google, “What are PVC blinds made of?”, we get a variety of answers, mostly, just “PVC blinds are incredibly strong and an excellent choice…”. This is completely unhelpful to those of us wondering what we will bring into our homes if we buy the attractively-cheap blinds from any random seller online.
If the commonly-reported odour produced by PVC blinds upon installation does not deter you, you may choose to continue googling and learn about the health scandal, where children were getting lead poisoning from this product.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission released an announcement explaining that “over time the plastic deteriorates from exposure to sunlight and heat to form lead dust on the surface of the blind.” So now, ask yourself, do you think PVC blinds which are made from mostly plastic material is suitable for Singapore’s humid and sunny weather?
The announcement also pointed out that “lead poisoning hazard for young children” because they were more likely to ingest the lead dust from touching the blinds and later putting their hands in their mouths, this also posed a risk for adults and older children. The lead was said to have been used to “stabilise the plastic in the blinds.” If this household object’s material and chemical components can cause harm to our loved ones, why are we still using this PVC Blinds in our homes?
How does PVC Blinds harm us?
The manufacturing of PVC blinds creates massive amounts of toxic byproducts. Greenpeace tested many vinyl products, among them PVC blinds, which revealed the presence of hydrochloric acid, vinyl chloride, mercury, cadmium, lead and an extremely dangerous carcinogen, dioxin.
These chemicals alone and in conjunction with others may cause a host of medical conditions such as cancer, immune system damage, birth defects, respiratory and neurological damage, organ failures and others. Not only is PVC harmful to the human body, but the environment suffers from the product. PVC accumulates in landfills and continues to contaminate air, water and soil. PVC blinds and other products cannot be recycled due to their high toxicity levels.
Our TimberCast blinds are made of PS and do not wrap easily under strong sunlight and high temperature. The unique material allows TimberCast blinds to be installed in areas with high humidity, high temperatures and even direct sunlight.
The perfect economical choice for our beautiful sunny Island! And because we care for the health of your family and loved ones, our TimberCast blinds underwent 730 light hours of lab-simulated weathering test done by TÜV SÜD Group. With no cracks or warpage at the end of the test, our TimberCast is safe to use and does not disappoint!
So what are you waiting for? Head down to our showroom and get a feel of the luxurious quality of TimberCast blinds today!
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