Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Toxics-Action-Delivery-Report-Dust-Research-in-The-Hague-27MZIFLAH3J0.htmlConceptually similarToxics Action Household Dust in The HagueGP01OIRCompleted★★★★Toxics Action Household Dust in The HagueGP01OISCompleted★★★★Delivery Rainwater Gauge to Van Geel in The Hague GP01MJACompleted★★★★Delivery Rainwater Gauge to Van Geel in The HagueGP017RVCompleted★★★★Delivery Rainwater Gauge to Van Geel in The Hague GP01MJ9Completed★★★★★★Toxics Action Ecological Dry Cleaner's in AssenGP01ODGCompleted★★★★Toxics Action Ecological Dry Cleaner's in AssenGP01ODJCompleted★★★★Delivery Rainwater Report to Van Geel in The Hague GP01MJBCompleted★★★★Delivery Rainwater Report to Van Geel in The Hague GP01MJDCompleted★★★★View AllGP01ONRToxics Action Delivery Report Dust Research in The HagueGreenpeace head of campaign Eco Matser delivers the report about the dust research to Minister Pronk of VROM (Housing, Regional Development and the Environment) in The Hague. In original language:Toxicactie Overhandiging Rapport Stofonderzoek in Den HaagGreenpeace campagneleider Eco Matser overhandigt het rapport over het stofonderzoek aan minister Pronk (VROM) in Den Haag.Locations:Europe, West Europe-Netherlands-The HagueDate:13 Mar, 2001Credit:© Greenpeace / Ruud GortMaximum size:3621px X 2332pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Direct communications-Greenpeace campaigners-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Men-Persistent organic pollutants-Politicians-Presentations-Reports-Research-Toxics (campaign title)-Two peopleShoot:Toxics Action Delivery Report Dust Research in The Hague the NetherlandsGreenpeace delivers a report about dust research to Minister Pronk of VROM (Housing, Regional Development and the Environment) in The Hague. Greenpeace collected vacuum cleaner bags from 8 European parliament buildings and studied the content of the bags. The research shows that the dust in the buildings contains toxic substances, it concerns brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and organotin. The so-called POP's (Persistent Organic Pollutants) are highly toxic and they do not decompose readily or quickly in the environment and they cover long distances in the environment and can be found in household dust, but also at the North Pole. They accumulate in the fatty of humans and animals and are often hormone disrupting. The chemical industry produces and uses them in products, like carpets, paints, televisions, cosmetics and computers. During the production, usage and waste phase the toxic substances leak from the products and pollute this way the environment. Greenpeace wants a ban on the production and usage of POP's and hopes that the pollution of the workplace of politicians will encourage them to forbid the production and usage of these and other damaging substances.