31 Oct '12, 6pm

Greenpeace Detects High Concentrations of Toxic Chemicals in Popular Outerwear Brands

Wide-open vistas are frequently used to advertise outdoor clothing , yet the toxins many weather-resistant fabrics contain may actually be detrimental to nature and our personal health, according to a new report from Greenpeace Germany . To determine the scope of the problem, the environmental nonprofit commissioned two independent laboratories to test 14 rain jackets and trousers for a spectrum of hazardous chemicals. Despite representation from a range of popular brands, including Patagonia , The North Face , Jack Wolfskin , and Fjällräven , the results were broadly—and dishearteningly—the same.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/greenpeace-detects-high-concentr...

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