Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Even Disney's Children Clothings Are Toxic!

Greenpeace has carried out study on children products sold by famous brands, including Disney, GAP, Nike, Adidas, Burberry, Puma, etc, to study the levels of hazardous chemical in products. The findings showed little distinction between the levels of hazardous chemicals in clothing made for children and adults, but children are far more vulnerable to the adverse effects of chemicals on human reproduction, hormonal and immune systems.

Chih An Lee, Detox Campaigner at Greenpeace East Asia, said:

“This is a nightmare for parents everywhere looking to buy clothes for their children that don’t contain hazardous chemicals. These chemical ‘little monsters’ can be found in everything from exclusive luxury designs to budget fashion, polluting our waterways from Beijing to Berlin. For the sake of current and future generations brands should stop using these monsters.”

The report indicates that every brand tested contained hazardous chemicals, like nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE), phthalates, organotins, perfluorated chemicals (PFCs) and antimony.

China remains the world’s largest textile producer and chemicals consumer and Greenpeace is calling on the government to help stop the use of hazardous chemicals in the textile industry. It is critical they publish a chemical blacklist to be acted upon immediately and urge factories to disclose chemical information, in order to facilitate chemical elimination and supply chain transparency and create a level playing field for the industry.

The full report can be find here at A Little Story About the Monsters In Your Closet

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