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Thursday 14. September 2017 – Conventional and chemical munitions must be recovered from the seas

CH-Zurich – 14 September 2017 – After World War II, the allied forces (the USA, the United Kingdom, France and the Soviet Union) took over a total of approximately 300,000 tons of chemical weapons unused by Germany. Thirty-nine percent of these included yperite (mustard gas), 18 percent tabun (a neurotoxin), 11 percent teargas and 9 percent phosgene.

Thursday 19. July 2017 – Theateraufführung «Jung und verliebt in den Planeten»

CH-Zurich – 19 July 2017 – Unter der Leitung des bekannten moldawischen Schauspielers und Regisseurs Alexander Grecu erarbeiten Jugendliche aus der Ukraine, Russland, Weissrussland, Moldawien, Japan, Italien und der Schweiz ein Theaterstück während des Green-Cross-Therapiecamps vom 16.7.–4.8.2017 in Wimmis BE und Uster ZH.

Thursday 13. July 2017 – Des jeunes de régions irradiées viennent en Suisse

CH-Zurich – 13 July 2017 – Pour la quatrième fois déjà, Green Cross Suisse organise un camp thérapeutique en Suisse pour les jeunes touchés par la radioactivité. Ce camp thérapeutique est financé par la fondation Movetia soutenue par la Confédération suisse.

Thursday 29. June 2017 – Les dons encaissés par Green Cross Suisse progressent à CHF 13,4 millions

CH-Zurich – 29 June 2017 – Pour l’exercice 2016, l’organisation non gouvernementale et environnementale Green Cross Suisse a enregistré un volume de dons de CHF 13,4 millions, ce qui représente une hausse des recettes de 3% par rapport aux CHF 13 millions de l’exercice précédent. CHF 9,8 millions ont été utilisés pour les programmes.

Tuesday 28. February 2017 – Green Cross International to be restructured

CH-Geneva / Zurich – 28 February 2017 – At the Board meeting of Green Cross International (GCI), the GCI Board members named Martin Bäumle as interim Chairman of the Board of GCI until the General Assembly in the fall of 2017. At the same time, a task force headed by GCI Chairman Martin Bäumle was established for the urgent financial restructuring and the preparation of the General Assembly.

Tuesday 21. February 2017 – Green Cross Switzerland takes a position on the allegations of Green Cross International

CH-Zurich – 21 February 2017 – Currently there are discrepancies between the assessments of Green Cross Switzerland and Green Cross International concerning the financial situation of Green Cross International.

Wednesday 26. October 2016 Industrial sources of environmental toxins endangering 200 million people worldwide

CH-Zurich – 26 October 2016 – The Environmental Toxin Report 2016 from the environmental organisations Green Cross Switzerland and Pure Earth, New York, provides information about the world’s ten most…

Friday 05. August 2016 Adäquate Therapie senkt radioaktive Strahlungsbelastung

Ziel der Green-Cross-Therapiecamps ist es, die Gesundheit von Jugendlichen und Kindern aus radioaktiv kontaminierten Gebieten zu verbessern. Während des Green-Cross- Therapiecamps vom 15. Juli bis 2. …

Thursday 21. July 2016 Des adolescents originaires des régions radioactives contaminées rencontrent des jeunes du même âge en Suisse

Cette année, en plus des camps thérapeutiques annuels organisés dans les pays concernés, Green Cross Suisse organise un camp thérapeutique international en Suisse et ce, grâce au financement de la fon…

Environmental Reports


Since 2007, the yearly environmental toxin reports published by Green Cross Switzerland and the Blacksmith Institute have been instrumental in increasing public understanding of the health impacts of toxic pollutants and their sources.


The Environmental Toxin Report 2012 describes known environmental toxins and points to their industrial applications and most frequent health effects. In addition, the Report identifies the ten most important sources of environmental toxins and quantifies, for the first time, the global scale of health damage due to toxic substances. It also shows that the health impacts of industrial pollutants measured are roughly equal to those of the three major global infectious diseases AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.


The Environmental Toxin Report 2011 is based on the estimated number of people affected by the sources of pollution, as well as the number of locations, identified worldwide, where environmental toxins occur in concentrations that are detrimental to health. Reports on the ten most dangerous sources of environmental toxins and the worst pollution problems were issued in the years 2008 and 2010. The environmental report published in 2009 contains case studies concerning successful remediation projects.

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