Major Brands with NPEs or Nonylphenol Ethoxylates

Greenpeace has come up with some major brands that have NPEs or Nonylphenol Ethoxylates.  What is Nonylphenol Ethoxylates and why is it harmful?  Basically it's a chemical that is harmful to human health and the environment.  According to Wikipedia, nonylphenol has the following harmful effects:
  • Harmful effects in pregnancy (implantation failure, pregnancy loss, and other complications) 
  • Eating disorders (extreme weigh gain (store fat later in life) and loss, potential liver issues)
  • It has been associate to breast cancer
It has also brought concerns to the EPA and according to them, NPEs has been seen in aquatic environment and organism and these chemicals get into our water stream.  NP has been detected in human breast milk, blood, and urine. 

Here are some brands that has been tested by Greenpeace that have NPEs:
  • Abercrombie & Fitch: 3 positive results, out of 3 samples tested
  • Adidas: 4 out of 9
  • Calvin Klein: 3 out of 4
  • Converse: 5 out of 6
  • Gap: 0 out of 2
  • H&M: 4 out of 6
  • Lacoste: 1 out of 4
  • Nike: 5 out of 10
  • Puma: 7 out of 9
  • Ralph Lauren: 3 out of 4
Nike and Puma, both committed to zero NPEs by 2020.

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