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A Present for Life

Publication | 8 September, 2005 at 2:00

Hazardous chemicals that are used in everyday household products end up in the bodies of unborn children via the mother.This study, conducted for Greenpeace and WWFUK by TNO, analysed blood samples donated by a number of women and confirmed that...

Bon voyage, mercury waste

Feature story | 23 May, 2003 at 2:00

A container ship currently heading from southern India to the US represents a small victory in the fight against corporate crime across the globe. The ship is carrying 320 tonnes of toxic mercury contaminated waste which comes from a closed plant...

Tests reveal Disney childrenswear contains hazardous chemicals

Press release | 15 April, 2004 at 2:00

A Greenpeace report published today shows that chemicals that may present a long-term hazard to human health are present in Disney childrenswear. Disney garments, including T-shirts, pyjamas and underwear, were bought in retail outlets in 19...

HP, Lenovo and Dell still on the toxic stuff

Feature story | 31 March, 2009 at 2:00

We're giving HP, Lenovo and Dell a penalty point in our updated Guide to Greener Electronics, for breaking their promises to phase-out toxic chemicals in 2009. Of the world's five top PC makers, only Apple is truly kicking the habit. Meanwhile...

Protecting us from the worst chemicals? Delay and indecision from the Prodi Commission

Press release | 7 May, 2003 at 2:00

Today, the Prodi Commission failed to endorse the principles for a new EU chemicals policy that had been presented by Commissioners Wallström and Liikanen. Environmental NGOs blame the Commission President for failing to take leadership for what...

What's in electronic devices?

Background | 27 June, 2005 at 17:22

Electronic devices are a complex mixture of several hundred materials. A mobile phone, for example, contains 500 to 1000 components. Many of these contain toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and beryllium and hazardous chemicals,...

E-waste

Background | 23 May, 2005 at 10:27

The amount of electronic products discarded globally has skyrocketed recently, with 20-50 million tonnes generated every year. If such a huge figure is hard to imagine, think of it like this - if the estimated amount of e-waste generated every...

Indian authorities brand 'Clemenceau' illegal transport

Press release | 6 January, 2006 at 1:00

Today the Indian Supreme Court Monitoring Committee (SCMC) branded the French naval aircraft carrier, the Clemenceau, which is being towed to India for scrapping, as an illegal transport due to the hazardous materials, including 500 tonnes of...

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