2012 Toxic Feature Stories

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A family secret you can't dust off

Publication | 2012-08-07 at 15:19

To gauge the level of exposure of the Chinese public to hazardous chemicals in household environments, and better understand the potential for household dust to contribute to such exposure, in March and April, Greenpeace collected dust from a...

Dirty Laundry 3

Publication | 2012-03-21 at 1:00

New research commissioned by Greenpeace International shows that residues of the hazardous chemicals nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) – used in textile manufacturing – remain in many clothing items sold by major international clothing brands and,...

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Publication | 2011-11-09 at 17:04

We just released a new version of the Guide to Greener Electronics. This time ranking 15 gadget and electronics companies on energy, greener products and sustainable operations. HP takes the lead at 5.9 out of a possible 10 points, followed by...

Dirty Laundry 2

Publication | 2011-08-23 at 10:54

Research commissioned by Greenpeace has revealed that clothing and certain fabric-based shoes sold internationally by major clothing brands are manufactured using nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). NPEs – chemicals used to stabilize mixtures of oil...

Dirty Laundry

Publication | 2011-07-13 at 9:00

A new investigative report from Greenpeace, 'Dirty Laundry', profiles the problem of toxic water pollution resulting from the release of hazardous chemicals by the textile industry in China. The investigations focuses on two facilities that were...

Heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals discharged in China river

Publication | 2010-09-02 at 6:00

Greenpeace investigated a Shenzhen plant (Shenzhen Resources) that specializes in the treatment of various wastes, which are then discharged into the Dongbao River. However, the results indicate that the plant is failing to adequately remove...

Swimming in Poison

Publication | 2010-08-25 at 6:00

A new Greenpeace study has revealed the widespread presence of hazardous chemicals in fish caught along the length of the Yangtze River. These chemicals are hazardous, persistent, and bio-accumulative, and have been banned or restricted in EU...

Chemicals Calling for Priority Action

Publication | 2010-07-27 at 6:00

According to a 2009 government inventory, there are over 45,000 chemicals in use in China right now, many of which are potentially dangerous. Greenpeace East Asia conducted a preliminary analysis of this inventory to identify the most potentially...

Poisoning the Pearl River: 2nd Edition

Publication | 2010-01-19 at 11:24

In October 2009, Greenpeace published a report entitled “Poisoning the Pearl: An investigation into industrial water pollution in the Pearl River Delta”, where we sampled and analysed effluents from the discharge pipes of five manufacturing...

Poisoning the Pearl: addendum

Publication | 2009-12-03 at 7:00

An addendum containing information on correspondence between Greenpeace East Asia and Dongguan Cheong Ming, one of the companies mentioned in the main report, Poisoning the Pearl.

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