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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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Shylia Lewis helps to build her PVC

Image | July 8, 2004 at 18:00

Shylia Lewis helps to build her PVC-free home.

Police attempt to pry open a bus that Greenpeace

Image | November 28, 2000 at 19:00

Police attempt to pry open a bus that Greenpeace locked to railroad tracks. The goal of the blockade is to prevent shipments of vinyl chloride from reaching a Pittsburgh Paint and Glass "PPG" plant.

Our "CokeSpotlight" campaign protested the

Image | May 31, 2000 at 18:00

Our "CokeSpotlight" campaign protested the use of HFCs in refrigeration by Olympics sponsor Coca-Cola.

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