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/ chemical facts: the chemicals in our clothing – glossary

ADHD
AOX
BCI
BFRs

BIS
BSI
BSR
CCC
CIMA
CO2
COVC
CSIR
CSR
DDT
DEHP
DIDP
DINP
DNA
DONP
ECHA
ELS
EPA
ETI
EU
FLO
FSC
FTC
GM
GOTS
HWM
IARC
ILO
IUCN
LEED
MBDC
NGO
NOP
NRDC
OPs
PAN UK
PBT
PCBs
PDO
PEFC
PERC
PET
PFOA
PFOs
PFOS
PLA
POPs

PTT
PU
PVC
REACH
TA
TF
UN
UNEP
USDA
UV
VOCs
WHO
WWF

 

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Adsorbable Organic Halogens
Better Cotton Initiative
Brominated Flame Retardants
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
British Standards Institute
Business for Social Responsibility
Clean Clothes Campaign
Cotton Made in Africa
Carbon Dioxide

Code of Vendor Conduct
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Corporate Social Responsibility
Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane

Di-(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate
Di-isodecyl Phthalate
Di-isononyl Phthalate
Deoxyribonucleic Acid
Di-n-octyl Phthalate
European Chemicals Agency
Extra Long Staple
Environmental Protection Agency
Ethical Trading Initiative
European Union
Fairtrade Labelling Organisation
Forest Stewardship Council
Federal Trade Commission
Genetically Modified
Global Organic Textile Standard
High Wet Modulus (Rayon)
International Agency for Research on Cancer
International Labour Organisation
International Union for Conservation of Nature
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry
Non Governmental Organisation
National Organic Programme
Natural Resources Defense Council
Organophosphates
Pesticide Action Network (UK)
Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic
Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Propanedoil
Pan European Forest Council
Perchloroethylene
Polyethylene Terephthalate
Perfluooctanoic Acid
Perfluorinates
Perfluooctane Sulfonate
Poly(Lactic Acid)

Persistent Organic Pollutants
Poly(Trimethylene Terephthalate)
Polyurethane

Polyvinyl Chloride
Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals
Terephthalic Acid
Toxic Fashion
United Nations
United Nations Environmental Programme
United States Department of Agriculture
Ultraviolet
Volatile Organic Compounds
World Health Organisation
World Wildlife Fund

 

 

 






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