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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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Upton, Shimkus, and Green: Hijackers of Chemical Security

Blog by jdeans | July 28, 2011

As we continue to unmask the hijackers of chemical security, we would be remiss to leave out members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce which adopted on May 26th , 2011 the Republican-pushed and industry-supported...

Chemical Industry has Monopoly in Baltimore Panel

Blog by Will Vickery | July 11, 2011

Last week was full of new experiences—I breakfasted, lunched, and walked among a horde of chemical industry representatives.  The event was the Chemical Sector Security Summit , an annual opportunity for chemical industry members...

Two More Chemical Security Hijackers Revealed: Rep. Dan Lungren and Cal Dooley

Blog by Will Vickery | June 24, 2011

On June 22, we unmasked Rep. Peter King as a hijacker of chemical security and today we’re unveiling two more: Representative Dan Lungren (R-CA), and Mr. Cal Dooley, CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) . They, like King, are...

Greenpeace Activists Find Peter King, Chemical Security Hijacker

Blog by jdeans | June 22, 2011

Greenpeace activists called out Rep Peter King on his role preventing crucial chemical security laws this morning on Capitol Hill. The activists held up a banner in front of Rep. King reading "Chemical Security Hijacker Peter King"...

Peter King: Chemical Security Hijacker

Blog by jdeans | June 22, 2011

Today, Greenpeace is releasing the name of a man wanted for hijacking chemical security legislation: Representative Peter T. King. King is part of group responsible for the delay in safeguarding our communities from disasters that...

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