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Tests reveal Disney childrenswear contains hazardous chemicals

Press release | 15 April, 2004 at 0:00

A Greenpeace report published today shows that chemicals that may present a long-term hazard to human health are present in Disney childrenswear. Disney garments, including T-shirts, pyjamas and underwear, were bought in retail outlets in 19...

Toxic toy legislation victory

Feature story | 5 August, 2008 at 0:00

The US Congress has sent President Bush legislation that will make toys safer for little tots and infants. The bill bans the use of six toxic chemicals, called phthalates, that are added to vinyl plastic to make it flexible.

Cutting edge contamination

Feature story | 8 February, 2007 at 0:00

The electronics industry is often considered a 'clean' industry. But sleek shiny gadgets hide a darker side of the industry. Our new report 'Cutting Edge Contamination' exposes that some of the electronics industries' biggest brands, and their...

Chemical consumers?

Feature story | 30 April, 2003 at 0:00

Maybe you live in a nice house, with a sparkling bathroom, comfy carpet, air that smells of alpine meadows and lovely polished surfaces? Well next time you buy polish, shampoo, detergent, toys for your kids or a new television you could also be...

Man made chemicals in Maternal and Umbilical cord blood

Publication | 8 September, 2005 at 0:00

Detailed testing results from the TNO laboratory analysis for the report "A present for life" which confirms that known or suspected hazardous chemicals from eight chemical groups are commonly present in umbilical cord blood.

Phthalates in PVC Medical Products From 12 Countries

Publication | 1 October, 1999 at 0:00

A Greenpeace investigation revealed the widespread presence of DEHP1, a toxic phthalatesoftener, in a sample of 46 common PVC medical products from twelve countries.

Picnics! Pool Parties! Toxins?

Feature story | 19 July, 2002 at 0:00

Summer has hit the north, so start up the grill and bring out the picnic gear. But watch out, some of your favourite tablecloths, beverage containers and lawn furniture from the Martha Stewart Everyday line could be PVC. PVC (polyvinyl chloride...

Plastics industry loses out

Feature story | 20 February, 2003 at 0:00

Many companies, when challenged by us, seek to silence questions through the court rather than provide answers. Production and use of the plastic, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is harmful to people and the environment in many ways. Two of Europe's...

The European vinyl industry proposes a flawed and inadequate voluntary commitment to...

Feature story | 6 May, 2002 at 0:00

The European vinyl industry proposes a flawed and inadequate voluntary commitment to deal with PVC pollution says Greenpeace

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