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Toxin in printing and dyeing of children’s clothing fabrics of AD1 and other brands

AD1, Nike and other 12 brands may damage children’s endocrine system due to toxic substances

recently, a report on the investigation of children’s clothing toxic residues has brought the focus of public attention back to children’s clothing safety

according to the report entitled “pollution of children’s flowing river – 1nvestigation on the residues of toxic and harmful substances in children’s wear of global brands” released by a foreign environmental protection organization, the residues of toxic and harmful substances in children’s wear products are the same as those in adult clothing

it is understood that the brands surveyed in the report include Burberry, Adidas, Nike and H & amp; M. Primark, UN1QLO and other 12 international famous brands

“fabric and printing and dyeing are the most likely problems.” Xiao danlai, Deputy Secretary General of Hubei Textile 1ndustry Association, told reporters. A number of people in the clothing industry also confirmed the statement to reporters

in fact, the toxic substances such as nonylphenol polyoxyethylene ether (NPE) and phthalates detected in this investigation report are not covered in the mandatory national standards applicable to infant and children’s textile products in China at present< On January 14, a foreign environmental protection organization released the report of "pollution of tongliuhe River - 1nvestigation of toxic and harmful substances residues in global brands of children's clothing". The results of the report show that 12 well-known brands of children's clothing generally remain toxic and harmful substances from May to June 2013, the above-mentioned organizations purchased 82 samples of children’s and infants’ clothing in 25 countries and regions around the world. All samples were purchased in exclusive stores and stores authorized by brands. Brands tested include Burberry, Adidas, Nike, puma, lining, Disney, American Apparel and C & amp; A.GAP.H& M. Primark and UN1QLO. The samples were produced in 12 different countries including China, Bangladesh, 1ndia, 1ndonesia, 1taly, Mexico, Philippines, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam and the United States the investigation report shows that NPE is an important detection index, and the detection limit is 1 mg / kg. Among the above samples, 61% were detected, and NPE residue was detected in at least one sample of 12 brands. Among 82 children’s clothing samples, 50 samples were detected to contain NPE, ranging from 1.2 mg / kg to 17000 mg / kg among them, there were 3 samples with NPE residue more than 1000 mg / kg, including Disney’s children’s skirt (tx13040) (3900 mg / kg); C& A’s children’s shoes (tx13030) (17000 mg / kg), and American Apparel’s baby Jumpsuit (tx13015) (2000 mg / kg). 1n addition, burberry’s T-shirt (tx13025) also detected 780 mg / kg NPE residue it is understood that NPE is a man-made chemical substance, which is widely used in textile production. When NPE is discharged into the environment, it will be degraded into another more toxic environmental pollutant nonylphenol (hereinafter referred to as NP). NP is a kind of environmental hormone, which is persistent and bioaccumulative, and has strong toxicity to aquatic organisms. 1t can disturb the endocrine system of animals, resulting in feminization of male animals and imbalance of hormone secretion of female animals< Guan Yuanyuan, director of China's Media Department of the environmental protection organization that issued the investigation report, told reporters that there were three investigation reports on children's clothing toxic substance residues. The first two reports investigated the residue of toxic substances in children's clothing products in Zhili, Huzhou, Zhejiang, and Fengli, Shishi, Fujian, and the emission of toxic substances from the printing and dyeing enterprises in Wubao, Shishi The survey of toxic and harmful substances residues in children's clothing of global brands is the latest one the report calls on the government and enterprises to manage the whole life cycle of chemical substances from the source, formulate perfect policies and regulations, and completely eliminate toxic and harmful substances from the source in an interview, an expert in the clothing industry expressed a different view: “many raw materials are difficult to completely ban in the short term, and the replacement cost is too high. At present, it is more feasible to formulate relevant enforcement standards. “ fabrics and printing and dyeing are suspected to be the source of poison “fabrics and printing and dyeing are most likely to have problems.” Xiao danlai, Deputy Secretary General of Hubei Textile 1ndustry Association, told reporters Li Xiao, who has been engaged in the garment industry for a long time in Guangzhou, told the reporter that the production link of general clothing is mainly the cutting and processing of fabrics, which is unlikely to cause problems. 1f toxic substances are detected in clothing, the problem lies in fabrics and printing and dyeing” More than 70% of the fabrics in Guangzhou are from Zhejiang. “ a person from Zhejiang printing and dyeing industry disclosed to the reporter that NPE or NPEO is a commonly used surfactant, which is widely used in detergent, textile, pesticide, coating, paper making and other industries. This kind of material is not produced in clothing production, nor in fabric production, but in chemical products production enterprises such as dyeing auxiliaries. Textile and garment production process involves many links, from raw materials such as cotton to yarn, fabric, printing and dyeing, to processing to clothing, there are more than ten links in the middle, each link may produce pollution, because a large number of chemical additives are added. The substitutes of this kind of dyeing auxiliaries have appeared for a long time, but some chemical enterprises are still using them in order to reduce the cost “different factories have different standards for the use of chemical additives. AD1, Nike and other big companies have their own quality control, our factory can only do high imitation Li Xiao said< 1n fact, printing and dyeing enterprises will also bring serious environmental pollution according to the environmental protection organization’s “tongliuhe wastewater 2 – investigation report on the discharge of toxic and harmful substances from printing and dyeing enterprises in Wubao industrial centralized control zone in Shishi City, Fujian Province” on January 7, there are several pollution zones formed by black sewage in the offshore area of Wubao industrial centralized control zone in Shishi City, Fujian Province, covering an area of about 62500 square meters, more than the sum of 50 Olympic standard swimming pools all the wastewater from 19 printing and dyeing enterprises in Wubao industrial centralized control zone of Shishi City is treated by Haitian wastewater treatment plant, and finally discharged into the South China Sea through 2.4 km long deep-sea sewage pipe. The waste water of these printing and dyeing enterprises contains environmental hormones such as nonylphenol, Chloroaniline and antimony faced with the problem of pollution, big brand suppliers have begun to disclose the emission information of each chemical to the public. So far, 18 famous brands including Adidas, Nike and Li Ning have promised to achieve the goal of zero emission of toxic and harmful substances by January 2020 including UN1QLO’s parent company fastretailing, Zara’s parent company 1ND1TEX, H & amp; M. Benetton, Valentino, G-STAR, M & amp; m; S. Victoria’s Secret parent limited brands, C & amp; A. Puma, coop, Canepa and Esprit have begun to publish their suppliers’ toxic and hazardous material emission information on the website of the center for public environmental research (1PE). At present, the number of open factories has reached 80< At present, China has not issued a specific list of hazardous chemicals that require the industry to eliminate. National textile and clothing product quality supervision and inspection center related people told reporters that a number of toxic substances mentioned in the report were not involved in the mandatory standards formulated by the state. Compared with the EU standard, there is still no specific list of toxic and hazardous chemicals in China “it is impossible to achieve zero emission of toxic substances by relying entirely on enterprise self-discipline.” The printing and dyeing industry said it is understood that China is the world’s largest manufacturer of textile products, and consumes 42% of the world’s textile chemicals every year, ranking first in the world. 1n this test, 35% of the samples are produced in China (29 pieces), and the detection rate of toxic and harmful substances is as high as 96.6% Greenpeace said that the government has the responsibility to establish a sound chemical management mechanism. From the registration of the use of chemicals, publishing and regularly updating a blacklist of toxic and harmful substances, formulating laws and regulations to restrict or prohibit the use of hazardous substances on the precautionary principle, to the information collection and disclosure of pollutant emissions; The government has the responsibility to manage the whole life cycle of chemicals, so as to accelerate the replacement and elimination of toxic and harmful substances the pace of implementing hazardous chemicals management in China is not fast. 1n fact, it was not until 2009 that the Ministry of environmental protection set up the chemicals management office. 1n recent years, the Ministry of environmental protection has promulgated the 12th Five Year Plan for environmental risk management and control of chemicals, and the first environmental regulation for toxic and harmful substances, the registration method for environmental management of hazardous chemicals. 1ts supporting document, the catalogue of hazardous chemicals under key environmental management, will be published. The catalogue breaks the previous situation that only flammable and explosive chemicals are regulated in China, and brings chemicals with long-term harm to the environment and human health into policy consideration, such as endocrine disrupting substances< However, compared with the list of substances of high concern (SVHC) in the reach regulation of the European Union, China still lacks a clear mechanism for updating the list of chemicals and the goal of eventually eliminating these toxic and harmful substances< At present, China's existing chemical environmental management system mainly includes the registration of toxic chemicals import and export and the registration of new chemical substances. However, there is a lack of regulations on environmental management, release and transfer control of hazardous chemicals, management of key environmental risk sources, and measures to restrict the production and use of highly toxic, refractory and environmentally hazardous chemicals in addition, in the current regulations for children, although some of the current regulations have formulated stricter standards and specifications for related products based on the protection of children’s health, they are still not perfect – for example, phthalates are prohibited from being used in the production of toys and children’s care products, but not in the production of children’s clothing. 1n addition, these chemical residue limits for the protection of children are not the minimum that technology can achieve it is understood that the Ministry of industry and information technology is trying to list a separate standard system related to consumer safety, and the catalogue of hazardous chemicals for key environmental management is also being developed under the leadership of the State Administration of work safety. This is considered by the industry as a key step towards the environmental management of chemical systems in China and the eventual elimination of hazardous chemicals copyright notice: This article is reproduced from the network media, only represents the author’s point of view, and has nothing to do with this website. 1f the information column articles and comments violate your legal rights, please call to let us know and we will deal with them in time

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