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Victory! A toxic Toy Story

Feature story | 5 July, 2005 at 0:00

Before now, bad Barbies, toxic Teletubbies and rotten rubber ducks could have been slowly poisoning small children. The very chemicals that made these toys so soft and tempting to teething toddlers have been shown to damage organs in animals. ...

Making a Difference

Publication | 25 May, 2001 at 0:00

A Non-governmental Organisation’s Campaign to Save the Ozone Layer

The hazards of superheroes and their friends

Press release | 29 April, 2005 at 0:00

New test results commissioned by Greenpeace reveal that consumer goods aimed at children and babies contained the highest levels of toxic substances, out of a shopping basket of everyday articles. Dolls Spiderman flip ‘n zip and Mattel’s Barbie...

PVC-Free Future: A Review of Restrictions and PVC free Policies Worldwide

Publication | 30 June, 2003 at 0:00

This report lists initiatives to phase out or restrict PVC and chlorine that have been taken by national and local governments, other organisations, and companies. It also outlines international political agreements on chemicals used in PVC or...

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.

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...

Dioxin - Closer than you think!

Feature story | 20 December, 2004 at 0:00

The deadly chemical dioxin has hit the headlines with the alledged poisoning of Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yuschenko. What doesn't often make the news is the fact that dioxin pollution is far more widespread than political poisonings.

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

Toxic Toy Story

Press release | 5 July, 2005 at 0:00

Children’s plastic toys sold in Europe are to be made safer following a decision by the European Parliament today to ban manufacturers from using six toxic chemicals to soften the plastic. The ban follows evidence that the chemicals, shown to...

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