chloride is a colourless and flammable gas with a mild sweet odour.
Vinyl chloride monomer is used as a copolymer to form polyvinyl
chloride (PVC), a plastic resin used to manufacture a variety of
common plastic products such as storage containers, flooring, windows,
pipes, automobile upholstery, and siding for homes.
Vinyl chloride is a carcinogen that can cause dizziness, sleepiness,
nervous system damage and unconsciousness when inhaled. Chronic
exposure can cause liver and mobility dysfunction, decrease flow
of blood and degeneration of organ tissues.
there are no regulations pertaining to mercury on construction projects.
Industrial processes involving mercury are regulated under the Ontario
Occupational Health & Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, Regulation 846
as amended by O.Reg. 112/04, Designated Substance – Vinyl
Chloride. The transport of the waste to the disposal site is controlled
by the federal Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992.