Cloth shower curtains are best
November 11, 2010 3:16pm CST
Vinyl shower curtains contain phthalate, a chemical that gives off gases that can irritate your respiratory system. Curtains made of nylon, cotton or polyester are healthier. Plus, they can easily be washed to remove mildew.
• United States
15 Jan 11
I'm not sure what the fabric is on mine. I want to say polyester. All I know is that I can take it down once a week and throw it into the washer and dryer and clean it. Imagine all the germs that life on those plastic shower curtains people use all the time. I highly doubt they take them down and clean them. Plus when the plastic is heated from the water and the steam it lets off harmful chemicals like you said.