14 Jul '11, 4pm

Nike, Adidas, Puma, H&M and Others Found Discharging Toxic Chemicals Into Chinese Rivers

Two major plants are the focus of the Greenpeace report, called Dirty Laundry . One was found discharging perfluorinated chemicals , which can harm the liver, and nonylphenol , an endocrine disruptor that accumulates in the food chain. The other, says Greenpeace, has been discharging heavy metals, including chromium and copper, as well as alkylphenols, nonylphenols and other persistant organic pollutants . Many of the companies denied using the problematic wet process, but the report explains that doesn't necessarily mean much: When confirming their commercial relationship with the Youngor Group, Bauer Hockey, Converse, Cortefiel, H&M, Nike and Puma informed Greenpeace that they make no use of the wet processes of the Youngor Group for the production of their garments. However, regardless of what they use these facilities for, none of the brands found to have commercial li...

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