Fast fashion is under attack again, this time over toxic chemicals, from lead used in zips and as a cheap pigment to phthalates that can cause heart problems. Photo: Shutterstock
Fast fashion is under attack again, this time over toxic chemicals, from lead used in zips and as a cheap pigment to phthalates that can cause heart problems. Photo: Shutterstock
Fashion

The toxic chemicals in our clothes – lead, chromium, PFAS, phthalates – and the harm they do us, our children and the workers who make them

  • Fast fashion firm Shein has been accused of using chemicals in clothes that are linked to health problems in their wearers. Lululemon and Old Navy do the same
  • Lead, chromium, phthalates, PFAS and brominated flame retardants are widely used by clothing manufacturers. Here’s what they do to your body and immune system

Fast fashion is under attack again, this time over toxic chemicals, from lead used in zips and as a cheap pigment to phthalates that can cause heart problems. Photo: Shutterstock
Fast fashion is under attack again, this time over toxic chemicals, from lead used in zips and as a cheap pigment to phthalates that can cause heart problems. Photo: Shutterstock
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