Environement news :Greenpeace criticizes outdoor industry on use of toxic chemicals !

Greenpeace has once again attacked outdoor brands for using toxic or even carcinogenic substances in their products.

The German section of the non-governmental organization has just released a 44-page report in which it states that some manufacturers continue to use hazardous chemicals such as polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs) and the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which help ensure waterproofing and/or dirt-repellent properties. In cooperation with two independent laboratories, Greenpeace has identified significant levels of PFOA in products marketed by The North Face, Patagonia, Jack Wolfskin, Kaikkialla and Marmot, as well as hazardous components in products from other brands.

 The full report can be downloaded at:  http://www.greenpeace.de/fileadmin/gpd/user_upload/themen/chemie/gp_outdoor_report_2012_engl_fol_fin_neu_02_es.pdf


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