euro 2012 toxic

The EU consumer watchdog BEUC have announced that testing has shown that nine of the sixteen first choice shirts of the Euro 2012 finalists contain "worrying" levels of chemicals and may pose a health risk.

Six of the shirts - Spain, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, France and Italy - were found to contain lead, a heavy metal, with the Spanish and German shirts (both adidas) carrying an amount exceeding the legal limit for children's products.  The Portugal and Holland shirts (both Nike) were found to contain nickel.

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The most dangerous shirt was that of Poland, with the BEUC statement saying that it should be "banned outright" as its levels of an organotin compound - included to reduce sweat odour - could be toxic to the nervous system.

adidas and Nike produce the majority of these shirts - four each - and Puma the only other implicated manufacturer, in the form of the Italy shirt.  The only Euro 2012 manufacturer unaffected is Umbro, producing the playing wear of England, Ireland and Sweden.

BEUC director-general Monique Goyens said: "Football fans pay up to 90 euros (£73) for the shirt of their favourite team. The least they should expect is to have a quality and safe product.

"It is inexplicable that heavy metals are used in mass consumer products. It is clearly foul play by manufacturers to use substances harmful to both people and the environment.

"Our members' test results are a sad reminder that Europe's chemicals legislation is unfit for the purpose of banning dangerous substances from consumer products."

Ms Goyens said a plan to deal with "endocrine-disrupting chemicals" would be an opportunity for the EU to be on the offensive against harmful chemicals."

 

 

 

 

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That's what these elite do poison us through their products and people spend 100 euros on poison which they intentionally put there clima cool dry fit my azz it's all fake poison and it's not kits they put it in children's toys,cereal google it ,fruits veggies all sprayed and full of harmfull poison ,mandatory vaccination of just born babies with mercury which slows the brain development ,add,Alzheimer's,all these are work of the elite whose goal is to put you in the coffin as fast as they can .wake up people join David icke forum to find some answers .
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Bloody hell -
http://docshare.beuc.org/docs/1/AIDMOKIANDGGCPGMAKIDKJPIPDWY9DB6TN9DW3571KM/BEUC/docs/DLS/2012-00376-01-E.pdf
The quote about Polands shirt is incredible.
Has this anything to do with the use of recycled material in the shirts?
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Quoting yorkshireimp:
So recycling plastic bottles is bad for you then. How ironic that the worlds most toxic sports brand wants to get rid of the greenest.
Typical stoopid Americans. !!!!!


There's green (eco) and there's green (cash), umbra maybe green but nike are greener!!!!
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Cash is king, but unfortunately for Nike all these recycling gimmicks are not working. All the fans want are a well made, smart design that feels good to wear. Obviously this is something Umbro is doing right.
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A few years ago Errea came up with a new fabric which was completely free of toxins. Yet Nike try and kid everyone they are green. They are a disgrace. Good luck to Umbro the only company without toxic shirts in the tournament and a British company.
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Umbro was made by the Humphreys brothers of England. Historically the brand is English, especially as it is linked eternally (forgetting the bukta and admiral eras) to the England national team. Btw I think every government secretly would like to take over the world!
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They should point out that the research was carried out on only those 9 shirts. Meaning 100% of them were found to be "toxic".

Umbro may as well not be on the list because none of the shirts they produce was tested.
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As to be expected of Nike/adidas/puma quality kits. They are so focused on milking every single cent out of clubs, nations, and consumers, even including toxins in kits becomes acceptable to them, the conniving monsters.
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So (i know this is gonna seem in poor taste but is a genuine point) if a player drops down dead or faints in the euros...........will a defibrillator do the job or will the medics have some to carry some form of toxin antidote with them now??
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Nike made shirts from used plastic bottles as they fight against environmental pollution. If such shirt dangerous to human health imagine what danger exist for people drinking different
beverages from thous bottles. Seems to me companies worrying about environment where there are not place for
us.
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Quoting Todd:
Has anyone thrown away their Nike, Puma, or Adidas jerseys since this news was released? Will you stop buying jerseys from these brands?


Not with how much they cost... But It does concern me how these shirts have been allowed to be made as none of the quality control at Nike, Puma or Adidas have picked this up earlier!!

Maybe this may give England an advantage over France tommorow. :-)
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I'm a bit sceptical about this. Which ones did they test? The player issue uniforms or the replicas? Why hasn't this been reported anywhere else either. There's just far too little information that it just seems like scaremongering.

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