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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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Flickr This

Blog by reneeclaire1 | April 20, 2007

Ok so I've told you about the San Jose Giants games the Skulpture attended, now its time to take a look at the photos.   http://www.flickr.com/photos/7848385@N04/    Also, if you didn't know already, the student week of action...

The Spartan Daily

Blog by reneeclaire1 | April 19, 2007

This is what the Spartan Daily had to say about the Toxic Tech Tour. "Greenpeace, an environmental non-profit organization brought a seven-foot-tall skull made up of old computer parts to bring attention to the issue of electronic...

Toxic Tech Tour

Blog by reneeclaire1 | April 19, 2007

Hi I'm Renee. I am the Campaign Assistant but for the next month, consider me the Toxic Tech Tour Cheerleader -- of sorts. I am hanging out with Amanda and we are showing off Greenpeace's Skulpture    (a giant sculpture made out of old...

Seeing Steve

Blog by jessmil | January 11, 2007 1 comment

Martin is a Toxics Campaigner and is currently in San Francisco to get the word out to people in town for MacWorld...   It was a long day. Waking up at 6 a.m. to get to the Moscone center for the keynote speech of Steve Jobs... but I...

New green Apple on the way?

Blog by jessmil | January 9, 2007

Renee is currently in San Francisco to get the word out to people in town for MacWorld...   Bright and early (6:30am) this morning we greeted the people waiting in line to hear Steve Job's famous MacWorld speech. As we handed each...

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