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TOPIC: Are some shower curtains dangerous?


STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 8




STEP 2 - Answer these questions (choose the best answer):

1. What did the study released by the Center for Health, Environment and Justice show?
  That PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride.
  That most shower curtains sold at IKEA are made from PVC.
  That PVC shower curtains may release potentially harmful materials into your bathroom.

2. What material are the shower curtains sold at IKEA made from?
  Ethylene vinyl acetate
  Polyvinyl chloride
  Hemp

3. What's the biggest problem with hemp and cotton shower curtains?
  They are see-through.
  They are too expensive.
  They may cause mildew.

4. When do JCPenney and Macy's plan to switch to more environmentally-friendly shower curtains?
  Spring 2008
  It hasn't specified a date
  Yes

5. Is it easy for consumers to tell that a shower curtain is made from PVC?
  Yes, that information is always on the shower curtain label.
  Not always, because shower curtains don't have to be labelled.
  Yes, but only if they're made in China.

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