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Products made from organohalogen compounds should be avoided due to numerous ecological disadvantages during the production cycle as well as for disposal and recycling. A position paper by the City of Vienna on this issue (particularly regarding PVC) is available at http://www.oekokauf.wien.at (in German).
Unless statutory regulations provide for lower concentrations, the maximum admissible content of organohalogen compounds in coatings is 1% by weight.
Alternatively, the corresponding baubook declaration may serve as evidence (www.baubook.info/oea).