A recent study published nineteen months after the Horizon oil spill disaster found that crude oil becomes 52 times more toxic when combined with oil dispersal chemicals.

This raises an important question.

Polyester is derived from petroleum. Numerous potentially toxic chemicals including similar chemicals used to disperse oil, but described as stain removers for textiles are applied to sports apparel to increase performance; from moisture-wicking to anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately the toxicity of the combination of chemicals used in sportswear has never been tested. Golf Refugees are calling for leading sport apparel brands; Nike, Adidas, Puma and the chemical industry suppliers to test the toxicity levels of the combination of chemicals they use.

If you agree, please support our campaign ‘to test your chemicals’

1 comment:

  1. Monique Goyens, Director General of BEUC (European Consumer Organisation) commented;
    “Europe’s current REACH chemical legislation is unfit for the purpose of dealing with ‘chemical cocktail’ effects from consumer products.
    Consumers should expect to have a quality and safe product. It is clearly foul play by manufacturers to use substances harmful to both people and the environment”.