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“It's about the people, not about the products” - the faces of PFC pollution

Blog entry by Elske Krikhaar and Jeffrey Dugas | 15 November, 2016

Elske Krikhaar, Greenpeace International The first thing that went through my mind as I entered Jan and Ineke van Genderen’s living room was how close the DuPont/Chemours facility was. I could almost see it from the window. It is...

Endocrine disruptors and human health

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 6 November, 2015

A friend of mine worked in the petroleum industry for much of her professional career, now consults on ecological business practices, and in the year 2000 found herself in a conversation with the Global Head of Shell Chemicals. They...

Greenpeace reveals hazardous chemicals in remote mountain areas on three continents

Press release | 8 September, 2015 at 8:42

Zurich, 8 August 2015 – Persistent and hazardous chemicals used in the production of outdoor gear have left their mark in even the most remote and seemingly untouched places on Earth, a Greenpeace Germany report released today has found.

How we responded to the crisis that was Tianjin

Blog entry by Eric Lau | 31 August, 2015 1 comment

On Wednesday 12 August, Tianjin’s Binhai port area was rocked by two enormous chemical explosions. Greenpeace East Asia's Beijing team immediately went to the scene to test, check and measure. Here’s what they found. It was...

Think Tianjin's bad? There's been more than one chemical explosion in China this year

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | 18 August, 2015 1 comment

About a week ago, on a late Wednesday night, a sight of almost Armageddon proportions confronted the residents of Tianjin. Whether they witnessed the red and orange blaze shooting up to the sky from their apartment windows; or whether...

You did it! Toxic chemical banned in EU textile imports

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | 22 July, 2015

A huge victory for Detox supporters came out of Europe this week as all EU member states voted to ban the toxic chemical NPE from textile imports. This decision closes a trade loophole that allowed clothing containing dangerous levels...

Fashion without pollution. So hot right now.

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 26 November, 2012 4 comments

Were you thinking about Zara fashions for this season? Maybe these images will make you think twice. There's a good reason even the 'mannequins' are walking out of Zara's stores in protest. Zara has a toxic little secret ... and it's...

Want to know a dirty little secret?

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | 22 March, 2012 8 comments

Behind the beautiful advertising, the catwalk glamour and the perfectly manicured nails lies a world that those inside the industry do not want you to see, and definitely don't want you to talk about. Dark, dirty, and full of...

Water pollution in Thailand

Video | 22 March, 2011 at 12:09

The film tells the story of 13 year old Suwimon Daengniam and 59 year old Wali Pejarean who both live along the Samrong Canal, one of the major canals that flows in to the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Through their stories we begin to...

Toxic sludge flood in Hungary

Image | 7 October, 2010 at 15:44

07 October 2010 - Hungary. The rupture of a red sludge reservoir at an alumina plant in Western Hungary caused a massive flood of toxic sludge, affecting fields, canals and seven towns near Ajkai, 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Budapest.

Counting the Costs of Genetic Engineering

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

As the biotechnology industry continues to hail GE (genetic engineering) as the solution to innumerable problems, the grim reality unfolds in our fields and in the market place. The stories contained in this dossier document these failures, both...

Agriculture at a Crossroads: Food for Survival

Publication | 11 November, 2009 at 1:00

Climate change, hunger and poverty, loss of biodiversity, forest destruction, water crises, food safety – what all these threats have in common is that a principal cause for each of them is in the way we produce, trade, consume and discard food...

Hazardous Chemical Pollution of the Pearl River

Publication | 27 October, 2009 at 1:00

Investigation of chemicals discharged with waste waters from five industrial facilities in China, 2009.

Poisoning the Pearl

Publication | 27 October, 2009 at 1:00

An investigation into industrial water pollution in the Pearl River Delta

Has Steve really reinvented the phone?

Video | 12 October, 2007 at 12:41

Scientific tests, arranged by Greenpeace, reveal that Apple's iPhone contains hazardous chemicals. The tests uncovered two types of hazardous substances, some of which have already been eliminated by other mobile phone makers.

Navigating REACH

Publication | 30 August, 2007 at 2:00

An activists to using and improving the new EU chemicals legislation.

Chemicals in your home

Background | 5 April, 2006 at 18:16

If someone came into your house, mixed you a cocktail of unknown chemicals - and offered you to drink it - would you take it? Of course not. You wouldn't want untested chemicals in your home, your drink, or your body. You don't want them - but...

Swimming in dangerous waters

Press release | 3 November, 2005 at 10:56

Man-made chemicals are contaminating the European eel, a species rapidly vanishing from lakes and rivers across Europe, according to a Greenpeace study published today.

Then again

Image | 22 September, 2005 at 19:49

Then again, no one we've seen has been adequately protected from the toxics they're surrounded by.

MEP's Support for Substitution in REACH

Publication | 14 May, 2004 at 2:00

If you like to find out if your representative in the European parliament votes for the protection of your health and environment or the interests of industry, check out this document.Please note: This table is gradually being updated as we...

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