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Greenpeace finds highly toxic chemicals in branded clothing; Uniqlo, Calvin Klein, Adidas, Converse, Ralph Lauren + Many More

The Other Asian News

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Earlier this week Greenpeace announced at the launch of its report “Dirty Laundry 2” that traces of toxic chemicals have been detected in products made by 14 big brand top clothing manufacturers. These chemicals, called nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), are commonly used as detergents in industries including the production of natural and synthetic textiles. NPEs break down to form nonylphenol, a dangerous toxin that has persistent and hormone-disrupting properties. This toxin has been proven to mimic female hormones, alter sexual development and affect reproductive systems.

Greenpeace said it purchased 78 different branded clothing samples (most of them made in China, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines) from 18 countries around the world and subjected them to careful scientific analysis. NPEs were detected in two-thirds of the samples the group tested, including popular brands such as Calvin Klein, Adidas, Converse, Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, Bauer Hockey, Cortefiel, Uniqlo, Gap, H&M, Lacoste, Nike…

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This entry was posted on March 28, 2015 by in General News Stories.
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