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Shoot: Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen the Netherlands

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Greenpeace activists hang an enormous banner reading 'Terneuzen: Eis een lichaam zonder gif!', which translates to English as 'Terneuzen: Demand a body without Toxics!' at the chemical company Broomchemie in Terneuzen, producer of toxic brominated flame retardants (BFRs). As part of this action, activists ask employees to sign a petition for a cleaner world. Greenpeace also sends a special letter to the inhabitants of Terneuzen to inform them about the damaging effects of the production of toxics by Broomchemie. The BFRs can be hormone disrupting. They are processed in countless synthetic products, textile and electronics. Mr. Van der Wal, director of Broomchemie, states that the company is only willing to change to clean alternatives if the market asks for this. Mayor Lonink of Terneuzen wants to stop with the production of BFRs, but finds it also important for the employment in the area. Greenpeace urges to make a case for a strict REACH-legislation, the new European legislation for toxics, with a ban on the production and usage of toxics and an obliged change to non-toxic alternatives. Toxics are found in our daily products, like electronics, cosmetics and textile. They contain for example plasticizers, brominated flame retardants (BFRs), synthetic musk, alkylphenols and organotin. Characteristic for these chemicals is that they do not decompose readily or quickly in the environment and small amounts can be damaging. The chemicals end up in the environment during the production, usage and waste phase.
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
6 May, 2004
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
6 May, 2004
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
6 May, 2004
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
6 May, 2004
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
6 May, 2004
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
6 May, 2004
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
6 May, 2004
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
6 May, 2004
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
6 May, 2004
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
6 May, 2004
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
6 May, 2004
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
6 May, 2004
Toxics Action at Broomchemie in Terneuzen
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