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Li Ning denies its apparels contain NPE
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Aug '11
Li Ning Company Limited, a leading Chinese company manufacturing sportswear, has denied allegations that its apparel items are 'drug-related'.

The company said that the nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) levels of all Li Ning apparels completely confirm with EU standards.

This week, Greenpeace International, in its second “Dirty Laundry” report (3) presented the results of analysis of clothing and fabric-based shoes sold internationally by major clothing brands.

The international environmental organization found 52 of the 78 articles it tested contained NPE, chemicals which break down into nonylphenol (NP). NP is said to possess toxic, persistent and hormone-disrupting properties.

The 52 clothing items containing NPE had the logos of 14 global brands, including Li Ning, Adidas, Nike, H&M and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Greenpeace has demanded that these brands should immediately commit to eliminate use and emissions of hazardous and toxic substances from their supply chain.

NPE has been widely used in textile industry, especially in dyeing and cleaning processes. It is also used outside the textile industry as surfactants and detergents. On being released into the environment, NPE quickly breaks down into NP.

NP is recognized the world over as a more toxic environmental hormone. Research has revealed that the emission of this substance even in very low concentrations can be very harmful.

NP can exist in the environment for a long time, once it is discharged into it. It can enter food chain and enlarge itself as it passes on from one level to another. On entering a living body, it can simulate the effect of estrogen, affecting normal development and reproduction, leading to a decrease in the quantity of human sperm.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China


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