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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.

 

The latest updates

 

First, Reduce Our Electronic Waste

Blog by Renee Blanchard | November 15, 2010

A couple weeks ago Greenpeace released our 16th version of the Guide to Greener Electronics , and we've seen a lot of progress in creating greener electronics products since we first released the Guide in 2006. Today is America...

Chemical Disasters are not Unstoppable

Blog by jdeans | November 12, 2010 2 comments

Like explosions? Like to squirm in suspense? Like loud engine sounds? Like witty quips? Ever heard that dangerous chemical rail cars roll through neighborhoods around the country? Well, you might just need to go see Unstoppable ,...

The Story of Electronics has just been released

Blog by Renee Blanchard | November 9, 2010 1 comment

The US based Story of Stuff Project has just released their next film, The Story of Electronics . It cleverly explains how the electronics industry ‘design for the dump’ instead of ‘design to last’ practices are hurting our...

Still Time for Congress to Prevent Chemical Disasters

Blog by Rick Hind | November 5, 2010

On October 13th the Department of Homeland Security’s staff that oversees chemical plant security warned that, “the U.S. intelligence community has changed its estimate of that threat...We are in a new threat environment domestically..

Toxic Trains and Denzel Washington

Blog by Meena Hussain | October 22, 2010

There’s a new action movie coming out on November 12th— Unstoppable , directed by Tony Scott, is based on the true story of the Crazy Eights runaway train incident in Toledo, Ohio in 2001.   Denzel Washington , Chris Pine , and ...

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