Are There Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Your Clothes?

By PSU EcoMerge Capstone - 6:52 PM


Greenpeace tested 141 items of clothing from 29 countries, and found that 89 contained nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), which are toxic bioaccumulative chemicals that have been identified as hormone disruptors. Greenpeace tested major international brands such as Armani, Levi's and Zara, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. Every brand tested was found to have products containing hazardous chemicals. The health risks of clothing don't stop in the manufacturing process. Depending on the laundry products you use, you may be coating your clothes with even more cancer-causing chemicals.

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