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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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Electronic waste in Guangdong

Image | January 5, 2007 at 19:00

Electronic waste in Guangdong, China As much as 4,000 tons of toxic e-waste are discarded every hour. Vast amounts are routinely and often illegally shipped as waste from Europe, the U.S. and Japan to places where unprotected workers recover...

Electronic waste in Guangdong

Image | January 5, 2007 at 19:00

Electronic waste in Guangdong, China As much as 4,000 tons of toxic e-waste are discarded every hour. Vast amounts are routinely and often illegally shipped as waste from Europe,the U.S. and Japan to places where unprotected workers recover...

Electronic waste in Guangdong

Image | January 5, 2007 at 19:00

Electronic waste in Guangdong, China As much as 4,000 tons of toxic e-waste are discarded every hour. Vast amounts are routinely and often illegally shipped as waste from Europe, the U.S. and Japan to places where unprotected workers recover...

Electronic waste in Guangdong

Image | January 5, 2007 at 19:00

Electronic waste in Guangdong, China As much as 4,000 tons of toxic e-waste are discarded every hour. Vast amounts are routinely and often illegally shipped as waste from Europe, the U.s. and Japan to places where unprotected workers recover...

Greenpeace activists gather at the 5th Avenue

Image | December 14, 2006 at 18:00

Greenpeace activists gather at the 5th Avenue Apple store in Manhattan shining "green" light on the emerging problem of electronic waste or e-waste. E-waste is the fastest growing source of toxic waste, much of which ends up at the fingertips of...

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