There is absolutely no part of your life over which the nanny-State doesn't want control, including in the bathroom. Not content with ruining an otherwise satisfying constitutional with low-flush toilets, now they're after our shower curtains.....
OTTAWA -- A new study says some plastic shower curtains may be hazardous to your health.
The U.S.-based Centre for Health, Environment and Justice says polyvinyl chloride (PVC) shower curtains may release 108 toxic chemicals into the air.
The study found the ubiquitous PVC curtains contain harmful chemicals that can cause a litany of adverse health effects to the lungs, central nervous system, liver and kidneys.
Environmental Defence and the Canadian Environmental Law Association released the study in Canada and are calling on Ottawa to ban PVC curtains and force manufacturers and retailers to instead sell cotton ones.
Cotton shower curtains? Of all the stupid ideas that sweaty, hand-wringing bureaucrats have come up with.....cotton shower curtains. I'm no Marth Stewart but, aren't the cotton shower curtains designed to be used decoratively on the outside of the PVC curtain, not in place of it....maybe because cotton absorbs water?
I swear, these government regulators must feel like they have to constantly be banning something, mandating something, or regulating something in order to justify their jobs. But that can't be it. As employees in the vast government bureacracy, their taxpayer-funded jobs are secure regardless of how incompetently they perform them. And their degree of job satisfaction is directly proportional to the level of inconvenience they inflict upon the rest of us.
Every time regulators ban something, no matter how harmlessly we've been exposed to it over our lifetimes, lawyers will start bringing suits against manufacturers on behalf of pitiful "victims", claiming all manner of imagined damages. In this case, the cost of shower curtains will rise dramatically for the rest of us to pay for the bogus settlements.