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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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Greenpeace activists picketed the Japanese

Image | January 8, 2007 at 18:00

Greenpeace activists picketed the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok with banners and barrels stating that "Thailand is not Japan's waste bin" in protest against the upcoming free-trade agreement, Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement (JTEPA)...

Yue Yihua Greenpeace Toxics Campaigner speaks

Image | January 7, 2007 at 18:00

Yue Yihua Greenpeace Toxics Campaigner speaks to the media during a press conference detailing Apple’s lackluster record on e-waste in San Francisco, California. © David Paul Morris/Greenpeace

Rick Hind Legislative Director Toxics Campaign

Image | January 7, 2007 at 18:00

Rick Hind Legislative Director Toxics Campaign of Greenpeace speaks to the media during a press conference detailing Apple’s lackluster record on e-waste in San Francisco, California. © David Paul Morris/Greenpeace

Greenpeace activists projected giant images

Image | January 7, 2007 at 18:00

Greenpeace activists projected giant images of the Asian scrapyards where many electronic products, including those made by Apple, end up at the end of their lives at Apple's downtown San Francisco store. Images of the products being melted and...

Greenpeace activists projected giant images

Image | January 7, 2007 at 18:00

Greenpeace activists projected giant images of the Asian scrapyards where many electronic products, including those made by Apple, end up at the end of their lives at Apple's downtown San Francisco store. Images of the products being melted...

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