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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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Suffering in the Shadow of Koch's Dangerous Chemical Plants

Blog by John Deans | October 12, 2011 2 comments

This week Brave New Films released a short documentary exposing the impact just one Koch Industries operated Georgia Pacific plant in Crossett, Arkansas is having on the local community. The film takes a look at a...

Magnablend Fire in Waxahachie Shows Need for Disaster Prevention

Blog by John Deans | October 7, 2011 2 comments

Monday morning arrived with a scare in Waxahachie, Texas this week. The Magnablend Chemical Central Facility suffered a fire that raged out of control, consuming most of their complex. Two workers were reported injured and a...

Greenpeace Activists Tell Senators to Beware of Koch Industries

Blog by jdeans | September 7, 2011

Greenpeace activists are visiting Senate offices around the country to warn them to beware of Koch lobbyists pedaling a catastrophic agenda. This follows the release of our report last month, Toxic Koch: Keeping Americans at Risk...

Koch attacks Greenpeace, but can't rebut Toxic Koch report

Blog by Joe Smyth | August 30, 2011 1 comment

Koch Industries is trying to distract from the facts Greenpeace has raised in our new report " Toxic Koch: Keeping Americans at Risk of a Poison Gas Disaster " by focusing on the timing of the release of our report with a Center for...

Koch's "response" actually agrees with Greenpeace Toxic Koch report

Blog by John Deans | August 26, 2011 1 comment

Last night Koch Industries issued a statement on Kochfacts.com that effectively agrees with the main tenet of our new report: Toxic Koch: Keeping Americans at Risk of a Poison Gas Disaster . “Koch supported the bipartisan Chemical...

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