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Perfluorinated chemicals or PFC's are widely used in the fashion industry for their non-stick and water-repellent properties.  (PFCs) are man-made and are used to make textiles and leather products water and stain-proof. 

Evidence shows that PFCs accumulate in body...

Nike admits that non-organic cotton is a bad thing.  Say what?  Nike?  Really?  You know people are listening when Nike starts talking about organic cotton.  Hannah Jones, vice-president for sustainable business and innovation for Nike openly said in an interview with...

The lighter the fabric, the lighter the jean now, it doesn't take rocket appliances to figure that one out.

I was bombing down a hill on the west side when I hit a rock on the road. My skate stopped dead, but I didn't, see?

Chlorobenzene was once used in the manufacture of pesticides, most notably DDT.  Chlorobenzene can persist in soil for many months, in air for over 3.5 days, and in water for one day.  Because it does not bind well to soil,  chlorobenzene moves through the ground and i...

Chlorinated solvents - such as trichloroethane (TCE) - are used to clean fabrics.

TCE is an ozone-depleting substance that can persist in the environment. It is known to affect the central nervous system, liver and kidneys. Since 2008 the EU has severely restricted the...

Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) are used as a flame retardant and finishing agent for leather and other textiles. They are highly toxic to humans and marine life and they do not break down in our environment.  Short-chain chlorinated paraffin's are easy absor...

Chlorophenols can be found in your clothes and they are toxic. Learn more about Chlorophenols and how to avoid them.

Many Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) are persistent, bioaccumulative chemicals that are now present throughout the environment. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are one of the most common groups of BFRs and have been used to fireproof a wide variety of materia...

Azo dyes are one of the main dyes used in the textile industry.  Azo dyes are derived from benzidine, a well known carcinogen.  Azo dyes naturally break down releasing chemicals known as aromatic amines which cause cancer in humans, specifically cancer of the bladder....

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