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Eliminate toxic chemicals

Toxic chemicals in our environment threaten our rivers and lakes, our air, land, and oceans, and ultimately ourselves and our future.

The production, trade, use, and release of many synthetic chemicals is now widely recognised as a global threat to human health and the environment.

Yet, the world's chemical industries continue to produce and release thousands of chemical compounds every year, in most cases with none or very little testing and understanding of their impacts on people and the environment.

Water

Water is central to our lives but it is also the world's most threatened essential resource. Some of the worst industrial pollution is contaminating the world's most vulnerable water resources.

Find out more about our water campaign.

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A Monstrous Mess: toxic water pollution in China

Feature story | 23 January, 2014 at 13:30

A team from Greenpeace East Asia's Detox campaign recently discovered an unsettling sight off the coast of South Eastern China. Next to the city of Shishi, a centre for children's clothing production, they discovered a huge black plume of...

Kids react to toxic water pollution

Video | 23 January, 2014 at 12:12

Children in Beijing and Shishi City, China react to pictures of toxic water pollution off the coast of South Eastern China. 2014-01-23

Burberry: Detoxing is not just a fashion fad

Blog entry by JulietteH | 21 January, 2014

UPDATE 29 January: Fantastic news! Burberry has now commited to #Detox by 2020! Thank you for joining the campaign and helping make this happen! If "Detox" was on your list of New Year's Resolutions, but you already found...

Telling a Detox Fairy Tale

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | 17 January, 2014

Earlier this week Greenpeace launched the latest chapter of the Detox campaign for toxic-free fashion, revealing how hazardous Little Monsters are lurking in all kinds of kid's clothes - from luxury to budget - and calling on big...

Mexican children tell clothes brands to 'Detox our Future'

Video | 16 January, 2014 at 16:50

More than one hundred children create a human banner reading: "Detox Our Future", with the Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior in the background, displaying the 'Detox symbol' between her masts. The activity took place to mark the launch of the...

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