from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- abbreviation photovoltaic cell
- abbreviation polyvinyl chloride
- abbreviation premature ventricular contraction
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- initialism organic chemistry polyvinyl chloride
- initialism medicine Premature Ventricular Contraction of the heart.
- initialism networking permanent virtual circuit
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- noun irregularity of cardiac rhythm; recurrent occurrences can be a precursor of ventricular fibrillation
- noun a polymer of vinyl chloride used instead of rubber in electric cables
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PVC is one of the most widely used products in construction, from roofs, piping, flooring, wall covering and many other products and there is NO substantiated claims of negative health effects after over 40 + years in our built environments.
I think some people are listening to Tom re: “128 bit encryption with fake headers bouncing of a remote proxy through a PVC is impossible to read â and I don ` t care what your patent claims, Mr Sandvine Group.”
PVC is used in floor tiles, furniture upholstery, packaging material, the plastic film used to wrap meats in the supermarket, toys, water and sewage pipes.
Because the PVC is flexible, your ghosts will now bob and sway in the wind!
Recently websites and documents have been circulating stating that PVC is “one of the most hazardous consumer products ever created” and should be taken out of all commercial carpets.
Think twice, PVC is not something to brag about akay Says:
PVC is not a just substitute for leather, in many cases it is worse.
PVC is a very toxic substance full of phthalates and other very harmful chemical compounds.
The standard use to be steel, but PVC is accepted by the EPA and most state regs.
"PVC is just bad from cradle to cradle," said Martha Dina Argüello, executive director of the Los Angeles chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.