Until recently, artificial Christmas trees were cut from compressed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheets. Now there’s a newer technology that allows manufacturers to create branch tips that are made from injection-molded polyethylene (PE) plastic using copies of live tree needles.
Christmas decorations are commonly made with toxic chemicals so we’re happy to share an expert’s insight about lead, flame retardants and PVC plastic.
What if allergies make having a live tree in your home impossible and you can’t afford to invest in a PVC-free Christmas tree this year? We can help!
Physical harm such as choking on decorations or playing with the outlet where Christmas lights are plugged in are not the only concerns. Surprisingly, toxic chemicals like lead in PVC trees and lights also play… [Continue Reading]