Severe environmental pollution in the production of viscose

The manmade fibre viscose, first produced in the early 20th century, is predominantly used in the clothing industry.. It is particularly popular for light and colourful summer clothing as the fabric can easily be coloured and printed. A study by the Changing Markets Foundation shows that the production of viscose severely damages the environment. The use of highly toxic chemicals like carbon disulphide, hydrogen sulphide and sodium hydroxide does not only expose workers and local residents to serious health risks but also leads to severe air and water pollution.   ... →