Lead in toys. Phthalates in rubber duckies. Dioxin from electronics.Photo: Amanda Lockwood http://www.flickr.com/photos/amandacphoto/5284754716/You may have seen some of these stories in the news this year – and they all have one common source – PVC, the poison plastic. This year while you’re spreading the holiday cheer, be on the lookout for PVC aka vinyl in the holiday gifts you’re buying for your friends, family, and loved ones. Researchers have found that PVC is the most widely used hazardous plastic in the world.We’ve compiled these quick tips for avoiding PVC in common holiday products. They will help you embark down the road towards a safer PVC-free future this holiday season.