TV News LIES

Thursday, Mar 23rd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Health Greenpeace warns of chemicals in global fashion

Greenpeace warns of chemicals in global fashion

E-mail Print PDF

Global fashions toxic chemicalsTwo-thirds of high-street garments tested in a study by Greenpeace contained potentially harmful chemicals, the group said Tuesday, highlighting the findings with a "toxic" fashion show in Beijing.

The environmental campaign group is pushing for fashion brands to commit to "zero discharge of all hazardous chemicals" by 2020 and to require suppliers to publicise any toxic chemicals they release into the environment.

Greenpeace said its investigation tested 141 garments from 20 top global fashion brands purchased in 29 countries and regions in April of this year for chemicals that might harm the environment or human health.

The garments were made in at least 18 countries, mostly in the developing world, according to Greenpeace. Samples tested included jeans, trousers, t-shirts, dresses and underwear, it said.

The tests found that 89 of the garments contained "detectable levels" of nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), which it said can break down into hormone disrupting chemicals.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Former 49ers receiver Dwight Clark announces ALS diagnosis

Dwight Clarke has ALSSan Francisco 49ers legendary receiver Dwight Clark announced Sunday he has been diagnosed with ALS."I have...

House GOP releases plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

Paul Ryan health planCongressional Republicans on Monday night released their formal plan for replacing Obamacare. The bill calls for issuing...

AARP, American Medical Association oppose GOP health care bill, citing loss of coverage

AARP, AMA oppose GOP health planTwo major interest groups with sway among Capitol Hill lawmakers have come out forcefully against the...

Donors pledge nearly $200 million for family planning

Donors give 200 m to family planningNations and philanthropists pledged close to $200 million Thursday for family planning at an international conference...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!