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Living a Toxic-Free Life

Taking a sip of water. Walking your kids to school. Biting a red apple. None of those activities should include the word “toxic.

Every human deserves to live their lives without fearing they may be consuming toxic chemicals or could be seconds away from a chemical disaster.

The production, trade, use, and release of toxic synthetic chemicals are a threat to human health and the environment everywhere. Still, the industries that produce and release toxic chemical compounds find ways to persist, often with little or no testing, safety requirements, or understanding of the impacts of their behavior.

Greenpeace internationally campaigns to protect people and ecosystems from the dangers of toxic chemical exposure particularly those working at chemical facilities and communities living near these dangerous facilities. We monitor industry’s actions on the ground, keep the public informed about risks, perform direct interventions at pollution sites, and advocate for major change in legislation and corporate policy.

Find out where more than 400 high-risk chemical plants are located.

And we are making progress every day. Consumer products are less toxic. Companies and countries are beginning to responsibly handle mountains of electronic waste. And we support  communities across developing countries to protect their soil, water, and advocate for safe working conditions.

Take action today! You can help prevent a toxic disaster in your community by signing our petition to President Obama.

 

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What Safety?

Blog by Meena Hussain | October 18, 2010

I’m really over all of these chemical plants getting safety awards as of late.  Last week, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) gave The Linde Group’s Sacramento, CA plant a Responsible Care Certification .  The Linde plant creates...

Congress Fails to Prevent Toxic Chemical Disasters

Blog by John Deans | October 1, 2010

The US Congress has done it again: NOTHING . The biggest environmental issues they have been charged with tackling have gone untouched in lieu of playing politics. Among the top overlooked dangers was the security of the nation’s...

Chemical security needed in Freeport, Texas

Blog by hkaye | September 13, 2010 1 comment

Sitting here in Freeport, TX, looking out over the beach, it's easy for me to squint my eyes and focus only on the birds and sparkling Gulf waters.  But if I open my eyes all the way I see oil and natural gas rigs spread across the...

America Can't Wait for Chemical Disaster Prevention

Blog by Kristen Breitweiser | September 9, 2010 2 comments

Kristen Breitweiser, 9/11 widow and activist, is known for pressuring officials in Washington to provide the American people with a public account of what went wrong on September 11th and in the months preceding the disaster that...

Drinking Dry the Sea

Blog by Michelle Frey | August 13, 2010

This blogs comes from Mark Floegel, a senior investigator in Greenpeace USA’s research unit. Consider the environmental woes that confront us. Consider drinking dry the sea. They feel about the same. Global warming, overfishing,...

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