Greenpeace investigation reveals toxic scandal with World Cup merchandise
Press release - 19 May, 2014
Hamburg, 19 May 2014 – Football merchandise produced by Adidas, Nike and Puma ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has been found to contain hazardous chemicals according to a new investigation by Greenpeace Germany. 33 items including boots, goalkeeper gloves and the official ‘Brazuca’ ball were tested for a range of substances. Adidas’ iconic ‘Predator’ football boots were found to contain very high levels of toxic PFC at 14 times the company’s own restriction limits .
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