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Published on Wednesday, 06 February 2013

ISPO furore at 'hidden' test results

Written by John Mowbray

Ispo Munich 2013MUNICH – A row has broken out at the ISPO trade show after Greenpeace alleged that three leading outdoor clothing brands, Vaude, The North Face and Schoeffel, deliberately tried to suppress the public disclosure of textile test results by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA). The independent public body found trace levels of potentially harmful perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in clothing from over a dozen well-known brands, but some of the test data was blacked out in the final publication. John Mowbray reports from Germany.


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