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The Truth About Zane

As a brand known for expressing our views and opinions proudly and confidently, we are here to speak out about matters that affect our human fundamentals. One such subject we want to talk about is the campaign for the ‘Truth About Zane’.

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In February of 2014, a 7-year-old boy, Zane Gbangbola, died and his parents were left in a critical condition after contaminated waters flooded the basement of their family home in Surrey. Zane’s father, Kye, was diagnosed paraplegic, as a result of exposure to 25,000 parts per million hydrogen cyanide.

This amount of hydrogen cyanide is disturbingly, considerably more than that used to kill those in the WWII concentration camps. In the immediate aftermath, professionals ruled that Zane’s death was a result of carbon monoxide poisoning, despite the high levels of hydrogen cyanide detected at the scene. Thirty months on, the family is still campaigning for an investigation into the real cause of Zane’s death.

The high levels of hydrogen cyanide detected at the scene are thought to have been generated by the severe floods passing through the unregulated landfill grounds. The floodwater would have passed through the contaminated soil and flooded the house with the highly poisonous gas.

This is a devastating example of the impact, as humans, we are continuing to have on the environment and the importance of speaking up to stop this and other events like it happening again.

We strongly believe in protecting people, animals and the world we live in and support those who, like us, believe in speaking out and letting their voices be heard. We’re working closely with Zane’s family in order to develop a ‘Green Policy’; a long-term plan to continually develop and improve Illamasqua’s commitment for a more sustainable future.

We whole-heartedly support the ‘Truth About Zane’ campaign. Zane’s story reinforces our beliefs in the importance of sustainability and protecting our environment to better the world we live in and to prevent similar tragedies.

 

Join us in supporting this campaign, by visiting the website: www.truthaboutzane.com/ where you can read more about Zane’s story and show your support by signing the petition and making a donation directly through the website.

You can also follow them on twitter @truthaboutzane

Words by Jenna Day

As a brand known for expressing our views and opinions proudly and confidently, we are here to speak out about matters that affect our human fundamentals. One such subject we want to talk about is the campaign for the ‘Truth About Zane’.

In February of 2014, a 7-year-old boy, Zane Gbangbola, died and his parents were left in a critical condition after contaminated waters flooded the basement of their family home in Surrey. Zane’s father, Kye, was diagnosed paraplegic, as a result of exposure to 25,000 parts per million hydrogen cyanide. This amount of hydrogen cyanide is disturbingly, considerably more than that used to kill those in the WWII concentration camps.

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