VIDEO: PFCs, The Story of a Toxic Little Monster

by Cassady Sharp

August 27, 2014

Indonesian activists dressed as "Little Monsters" protest in front of the Burberry outlet in Senayan City Mall, Jakarta Indonesia. Greenpeace demands that the fashion brand commit to eliminate the use of all hazardous chemicals throughout its supply chain. Burberry is one of the brands tested for the organisation's A Little Story About the Monsters in Your Closet report.

© Yudhi Mahatma / Greenpeace

You might not realize it but our planet is swarming with chemical monsters, PFCs, from your washing machine to the North Pole. Toxic Little Monsters, like PFCs, are still being used by big companies to make all sorts of products, despite the fact many of them are hazardous and can impact upon our health and the health of our planet. However, alternatives do exist, and forward-thinking brands are already implementing these solutions. These hazardous and persistant chemicals are used in the production of many household products, from saucepans to shampoo to waterproof clothing, and are one of the groups of chemicals which Greenpeace is demanding be phased out of use completely by 2020.

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