2012 Toxic Feature Stories

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A woman grieves for her departed husband

Image | 2013-03-11 at 9:27

Su Yunxia mourns for her recently departed husband and father of their baby boy. The father Zhang Qiaoliang, 25 years old, died of throat cancer just before the birth of his child. The cluster of paper and chemical factories about 15km upstream...

Chinese cancer victim in polluted Shaoxing

Image | 2013-03-04 at 7:30

Cao Yungen from Sanjiang village is 62 years old and was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009. The nearby East China Sea is reported as being polluted with persistent toxic chemicals, the major source of which is industrial discharge. The situation...

Documenting China's 'cancer villages': from Jiangsu to Yunnan

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-02-27 1 comment

Last week we heard, for the first time, the Chinese government acknowledge the existence of ‘cancer villages’ .  When our campaigner Mariah Zhao went to visit one such village in China's Jiangsu province, back in 2009, here is...

A life spent on the water

Image | 2013-02-18 at 6:00

Hu Zhenlai has lived on the water all her life. At the end of the ‘80s, she moved with her family from the Hongze Lake in Jiangsu province to catch fish on the Yangtze river. Now her son has followed his father’s footsteps and became a fisherman.

G-Star aims high with a commitment to Detox

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | 2013-02-14

This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on January 31, 2013. Sometimes the longest struggles can be the most rewarding. After ten months of #PeoplePowered activities and behind-the-scenes haggling, G-Star has...

Victoria's secret: from fallen angel to Detox leader?

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | 2013-02-13

This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on January 22, 2013. Limited Brands – owner of iconic underwear labels Victoria’s Secret and La Senza – has bowed to public pressure and committed to eliminate all hazardous...

Benetton shows its true colours and commits to toxic free fashion

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 2013-02-12

This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on January 16, 2013. It’s about time the Detox campaign  officially landed on the stylish streets of one of the world's most high profile fashion centres. In Italy...

China-EU industry forum on safer chemical substitution

Feature Story | 2013-02-05 at 11:14

Greenpeace East Asia is working with the SUBSPORT project, a LIFE funded project of the European Union jointly conducted by four EU project partners, to organize a forum on chemical substitution.

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