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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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Activists call attention to the serious contamination

Image | February 14, 2008 at 11:02

Activists call attention to the serious contamination caused by underwater emissaries in Tarragona, Spain. Activists took samples of the contaminated water and called for regulation on the release of toxics into the water.

Musician in an Ocean Defenders t

Image | May 3, 2007 at 18:00

Musician in an Ocean Defenders t-shirt plays at the four-day Midi Rock Music Festival, the largest outdoor music festival in China. The festival was co-organized by Greenpeace.

Greenpeace activists hand out information

Image | January 9, 2007 at 18:32

Greenpeace activists hand out information at MacWorld in San Francisco, CA. Greenpeace wants Apple to go green and produce more environmentally friendly electronics. © Jakub Mosur/Greenpeace

Greenpeace activists hand out information

Image | January 9, 2007 at 18:26

Greenpeace activists hand out information at the MacWorld expo in San Francisco, CA. Greenpeace wants Apple to go green and produce more environmentally friendly electronics. © Jakub Mosur/Greenpeace

Greenpeace activists hand out information

Image | January 9, 2007 at 18:17

Greenpeace activists hand out information at MacWorld in San Francisco, CA. Greenpeace wants Apple to go green and produce more environmentally friendly electronics. © 2007 by Jakub Mosur/Greenpeace

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