8. septembra 2015 Expedition to the High Tatras in Slovakia to Detox the Great Outdoors © Tomáš Halász / Greenpeace
Expedition to the High Tatras, Carpathian Mountains, Slovakia. Water samples were taken from „Vyné abie Bielovodské pleso“ mountain lake (1699 m); snow samples were taken at the same altitude on the banks of the lake.
Eight Greenpeace teams went to famous remote areas on three continents to collect water and snow samples and test them for PFCs, the hazardous chemicals used to make outdoor gear waterproof. They are already found deep in the ocean, on mountain tops, and in nearly all living creatures. Once released into the environment during industrial production, PFCs persist for millions of years and future generations will continue to be exposed via contaminated water, air and food.