Euro 2012 football shirts are "toxic"

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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Guest
+69 # Guest 2012-06-08 10:50
Jesus Christ......
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+237 # Guest 2012-06-08 11:11
You called?
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+38 # ULtRA_BvB 2012-06-08 12:51
:D
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+23 # Guest 2012-06-08 16:49
Lmao never gets old
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0 # Guest 2012-06-17 16:42
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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+70 # Guest 2012-06-08 10:52
lol good old umbro
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Tim1902
+49 # Tim1902 2012-06-08 14:18
Their new slogan:

A shirt that won't make you sick and kill you!
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Guest
+6 # Guest 2012-06-10 16:39
english made and theres nothing wrong with it orginal is better well done umbro! :-)
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-17 # Guest 2012-06-08 10:57
Shit I'm wearing it now, like a boss 8) and what! ;-)
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+48 # Guest 2012-06-08 15:04
LOL it's slowly poisoning you, that's what. Poisoned like a boss! :D
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-3 # Guest 2012-06-13 03:19
well people do it on purpose and think its swag so I guess thats his logic :-*
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+31 # Guest 2012-06-08 10:57
nice try umbro :P
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Guest
+5 # Guest 2012-06-08 11:02
this is hilarious :lol:
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+5 # Guest 2012-06-08 11:05
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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-51 # Guest 2012-06-08 11:07
this is the most ridiculous article i've ever seen on this site....
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+24 # Guest 2012-06-08 12:05
Quoting don:
this is the most ridiculous article i've ever seen on this site....


Why?
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Guest
+10 # Guest 2012-06-08 13:35
And you are the shallowest most pointless on this site !
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+23 # Guest 2012-06-08 11:14
ah so this is englands ploy to win......we've sabotaged everybodies shirts now too, as well as Ukraine's dinner the other night.
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+9 # Guest 2012-06-08 11:20
"9 of the 12 first choice shirts". aren't there 16?
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+14 # Guest 2012-06-08 11:31
Well done Umbro
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+22 # Guest 2012-06-08 11:55
Still sure you want to sell Umbro Nike?!?!
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-14 # Guest 2012-06-08 12:02
Oh, that's why the Germans had such heavy legs when they played the Swiss team in a friendly.

Es kann nur einen geben. Deutschland ?
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-26 # Guest 2012-06-08 12:04
MACRON ARE THE BEST
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-15 # Guest 2012-06-08 12:22
Hell yeah XD
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-14 # Guest 2012-06-08 12:04
All 4 of those kits are class
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+20 # Guest 2012-06-08 12:30
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. !!!!!
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-13 # Guest 2012-06-08 19:34
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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+5 # Guest 2012-06-10 12:17
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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+22 # Guest 2012-06-08 13:34
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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-5 # Guest 2012-06-08 21:40
Umbro is not British, it's owned by Nike. Bottom line is that all this shirts are made in China and we all know that they want to take over the world so they are slowly killing all of us! :P
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+5 # Guest 2012-06-09 21:59
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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-1 # Guest 2012-06-12 13:56
Actually you are correct Umbro is not British it is English. Nike may own the Umbro but Umbro is English.
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-4 # Guest 2012-06-08 13:44
To smell politics ...
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+3 # Guest 2012-06-08 14:15
Shocked
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+5 # Guest 2012-06-08 14:31
I think thats umbro's middle finger to nike thier sorry they put umbro up for sale now ! :lol:
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+10 # Guest 2012-06-08 14:42
It's all very well trying new things (making shirts out of bottles and the like) but honestly this is simply unacceptable.
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-5 # Guest 2012-06-08 14:46
i'm toxic, you r toxic...everything is toxic
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-2 # Guest 2012-06-12 13:57
Speak for yourself you toxic waste hole !
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-1 # Guest 2012-06-08 14:49
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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CROM
+6 # CROM 2012-06-08 15:02
Forget about racism and violence among fans. Its the shirts that will make you come home in a coffin!
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Guest
+14 # Guest 2012-06-08 15:11
Moral of the story: buy imitations.

Save money, save your life. Talk about killing 2 birds with 1 stone. 8)
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-6 # Guest 2012-06-08 15:13
What a load of codswallop
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+4 # Guest 2012-06-08 16:13
what about the shorts :sigh:
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+4 # Guest 2012-06-08 21:46
We'll know once the girlfriends start being intoxicated!!! :D
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+7 # Guest 2012-06-08 16:22
my all time favourite kit manufacturer; good old umbro
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-4 # Guest 2012-06-08 16:52
Just outstanding!
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0 # Guest 2012-06-08 17:47
This is nothing - just wait til they find out how much dihydrogen monoxide is in the sports drinks!
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+6 # Guest 2012-06-08 18:38
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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+3 # Guest 2012-06-08 19:11
Is it just those ones listed or will other adidas/Nike/Puma kits from other competitions be affected? Any way to find out?Z
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+4 # Guest 2012-06-08 19:37
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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+2 # Guest 2012-06-08 20:05
Made in china?
No more made in Morocco or even in Thailand now.
:oops: :cry:
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+1 # Guest 2012-06-09 11:57
Errea still makes their products in Italy and Romania. Might have to switch over to them.
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+4 # Guest 2012-06-08 22:28
People cry too much, a little heavy metal never killed anyone. People are pansies, I blame America
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-1 # Guest 2012-06-10 12:11
Quoting derek:
People cry too much, a little heavy metal never killed anyone. People are pansies, I blame America


I don't follow your thinking there, is it because Motley Crue are American?
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-3 # Guest 2012-06-08 23:06
Absolute horse shit
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+9 # Guest 2012-06-08 23:19
I literally just bought that Poland shirt... and then I read this. :cry:
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0 # Guest 2012-06-08 23:25
I think the new Nike Man Utd kit is impregnated with nitrous oxide... I saw one today in the flesh, for the first time and burst out laughing! :D
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-4 # Guest 2012-06-10 12:12
Quoting dario2739:
I think the new Nike Man Utd kit is impregnated with nitrous oxide... I saw one today in the flesh, for the first time and burst out laughing! :D


You are going to die.
(eventually)
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-1 # Guest 2012-06-10 12:13
Haha!
I quoted the wrong guy! I meant to reply to ipperz12

iSuck!

:lol:
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-3 # Guest 2012-06-09 10:11
almost all these mentioned euro jerseys are Made in Thailand..
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-3 # Guest 2012-06-09 10:47
no wonder players get heart attacks easily nowadays.
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-5 # Guest 2012-06-09 12:50
Is this England's secret weapon?
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+4 # Guest 2012-06-09 14:28
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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+2 # Guest 2012-06-09 19:19
There is a dangerous compound called Bisphenol A in plastic drinks bottles and food packaging. Look it up.
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-2 # Guest 2012-06-09 17:06
Interesting,i think i'll make the wife wear them. :-*
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+2 # Guest 2012-06-14 13:48
She already does...she showed me
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+11 # Guest 2012-06-09 19:13
Thanks to this advice, I'll think twice before eating a football shirt.
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+3 # Guest 2012-06-09 22:43
Damn, I always thought these claims about sweat reduction were bollocks :-|
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-4 # Guest 2012-06-10 00:25
ive just bought the spain top shown above and am concerned to say the least my pains in my left arm are even more worriying and am looking on suing adidas if this is true :-x :eek: :eek:
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-5 # Guest 2012-06-10 01:24
Has anyone thrown away their Nike, Puma, or Adidas jerseys since this news was released? Will you stop buying jerseys from these brands?
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-4 # Guest 2012-06-10 18:38
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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-2 # Guest 2012-06-12 13:52
They have always known about the contents they choose to ignore.
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-2 # Guest 2012-06-12 13:53
You are all going to die of radiation poisoning if you don't
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-3 # Guest 2012-06-10 02:56
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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-6 # Guest 2012-06-10 09:20
i dont really get what we are loking at because their just showing us the badges :-|
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mac man
-5 # mac man 2012-06-10 13:43
:-)

ameblo.jp/pomerasky/

This is a terrible story. I want to firm quality control.
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-2 # Guest 2012-06-10 14:50
The moral of the story here....wear UMBRO!....the rest are all craps!!!
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-1 # Guest 2012-06-10 18:36
At least Umbro kits are OK...... I hope....... as Im wearing my England shirt at the moment!!!!
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0 # Guest 2012-06-14 21:08
That was a tough loss.....I think I'm going to buy a France Kit....vive le france
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-1 # Guest 2012-06-11 18:00
i thought the Ukraine shirt would contain severe radiation from reactor numb.er 5 lol :-x
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+4 # Guest 2012-06-12 15:23
[quote name="ross nelson"]i thought the Ukraine shirt would contain severe radiation from reactor numb.er 5 lol :-x[/quote

:lol: good one ross nelson
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-3 # Guest 2012-06-13 15:10
Quoting ross nelson:
i thought the Ukraine shirt would contain severe radiation from reactor numb.er 5 lol :-x


Funny but harsh :-*
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+7 # Guest 2012-06-12 10:35
Nike new slogan: Feel nothing but mercury.
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+7 # Guest 2012-06-14 22:14
Quoting ArtUTD:
Nike new slogan: Feel nothing but mercury.

why do you think their boots are called mercurial
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+8 # Guest 2012-06-12 15:19
;-) omg,my case is the worst one because I have bought Spain´s and Germany´s kit.I think that if you wash the shirts before you use them everything will be okay!
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-3 # Guest 2012-06-14 13:49
Yeah that s a good idea. If only those people in Chernobyl had done the same
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+8 # Guest 2012-06-12 15:22
adidas new slogan:NO SWEAT,MORE DEATH :lol: :D
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-8 # Guest 2012-06-13 17:36
Quoting chivas usa fan:
well people do it on purpose and think its swag so I guess thats his logic :-*
.

sorry for my stupid comment :-*
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+7 # Guest 2012-06-13 21:28
adidas and nike slogan:MAKING EARTH GREEN,GETTING PEOPLE ILL
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-1 # Guest 2012-06-20 19:53
anyone has a copy of the pdf and could upload it?
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0 # Guest 2012-07-27 21:45
If I'm getting lead poisoned by my Germany shirt, I'm suing Adidas! :P
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