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Marks & Spencer to Eliminate PFCs from Clothing #DesignersandBrands #Fashion

Marks & Spencer to Eliminate PFCs from Clothing #DesignersandBrands #Fashion

Clothing company Marks & Spencer (M&S) is pledging to phase out toxic PFCs from its clothing lines by 2016. The pledge is in response to the Greenpeace Detox campaign, and M&S is setting a July 1, 2016 goal for phasing out these harmful chemicals. Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) are great at resisting stains and water, which is why they’re used in clothing, but like many chemicals in our lives, that small convenience comes with unintended consequences for our health. Why are PFCs harmful? PFCs are great for making clothing water-resistant and stain-resistant, but it’s also linked to a slough of health problems . It’s a likely carcinogen and causes liver, pancreatic, testicular, and mammary gland tumors in lab animals. Animal tests have also shown that PFCs can damage the liver in other ways and cause reproductive problems. The other problem with PFCs is actually part of what mak...

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