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Chinese man smelts computer parts in the open air to extract metals. Open air burning...

Image | 2004-04-01 at 7:00

Chinese man smelts computer parts in the open air to extract metals. Open air burning of computer waste releases large amounts of toxic fumes.

Dioxin - Closer than you think!

Feature Story | 2004-12-20 at 7:00

The deadly chemical dioxin has hit the headlines with the poisoning of Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yuschenko. What doesn't often make the news is the fact that dioxin pollution is far more widespread than political poisonings.

Chinese women dismantle computer circuit boards in an e-waste scrap yard. After...

Image | 2005-03-09 at 8:00

Chinese women dismantle computer circuit boards in an e-waste scrap yard. After sorting the circuit boards they will be burned over open fires to extract metals. The smelting releases large amounts of poisonous gases.

Toxic Technology contaminates e-waste recycling yards in China and India

Press release | 2005-08-17 at 13:01

Greenpeace International today released a report of its scientific investigations into the hazardous chemicals found in the scrap yards where electronic waste is recycled in China and India. The results from analysing the dust from workshops, as...

Sex, lies and hazardous chemicals

Feature Story | 2006-05-09 at 10:27

What business does a chemical company have between your bedroom sheets? Should chemical companies be meddling with the protection of your health? Of course they should have no business in your sex life or personal health, but unfortunately the...

Model environmentalists

Feature Story | 2006-06-20 at 15:44

High fashion isn't normally known for being held in high regard among environmentalists. But some big names and big brands in fashion have gotten together with us to put on a toxics-free fashion show.

Red card for Beckham

Press release | 2006-06-21 at 6:00

Greenpeace has tested 12 popular perfumes and lotions. Among these were the popular "Instinct" perfumes, promoted by football star David Beckham. Several of the products contain chemicals that penetrate the skin and that are under suspicion for...

New EU chemical law alive, but not kicking

Feature Story | 2007-01-02 at 7:00

The European Union has approved a new chemical law to replace regulation that is over 40 years old. But the new EU chemicals legislation (REACH) is in critical condition, according to health, environment, and consumer groups.

Global high tech industry contaminating waters in Southern China

Press release | 2007-02-08 at 7:00

Greenpeace today released a report demonstrating how some biggest brands of electronics industry, and their suppliers, are contaminating rivers and underground water with a wide range of toxic chemicals, some of which are environmentally persistent.

Cutting edge contamination

Feature Story | 2007-02-08 at 7:00

The electronics industry is often considered a 'clean' industry. But sleek shiny gadgets hide a darker side of the industry. Our new report 'Cutting Edge Contamination' exposes that some of the electronics industries' biggest brands, and their...

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