Hazardous Material Found by Greenpeace in Children's Clothes and Footwear

A rather alarming recent study has been conducted by Greenpeace as part of its detox campaign which revealed several hazardous residues on textile and leather products as a result of the process of their manufacturing. A range of Children wear products purchased from 25 different countries and manufactured in 12 different regions of the world were all sent to Greenpeace's research laboratory. Among other brands included in the study are labels like Disney, American Apparel, GAP, H&M, and Nike.

The clothes were tested for several hazardous materials such as nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), phthalates, organotins, and per/poly-fluorinated chemicals (PFCs). Scandalous enough the previously mentioned toxic materials were detected in many products. Those results are rather shocking keeping in mind that the items tested were manufactured for children and infants.