The environmental group Greenpeace has found traces of toxic chemicals harmful to the environment and human health in some brand-name clothing, according to recent news reports.
Greenpeace reportedly found chemicals known as nonyphenol ethoxylates in two-thirds of the samples tested, including clothing branded by Adidas, Uniqlo, Calvin Klein and Abercrombie & Fitch.
The clothing samples reportedly were made mostly in Asian countries.
One news story noted that, even at low levels, these chemicals can affect female reproductive systems.
Manufacturing plants’ wastewater also poses a significant risk.
After the Greenpeace report was made public, it was reported that Adidas is working with Nike and others to develop an industry-wide response to this problem.
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