Great news! Parliamentary committee recommends a stronger toxics law

Jun 20, 2017 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

From a legal recognition of our right to a healthy environment, to stronger protections from hormone-disrupting chemicals in consumer products, a parliamentary committee report…Read More


Reducing pollution makes economic sense

Jun 19, 2017 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

This Op-Ed by Dr. Elaine MacDonald (senior scientist and program director of healthy communities at Ecojustice Canada) and Muhannad Malas (toxics program manager at…Read More


Uncanny Toxics: Who has the power to stop them?

Jun 07, 2017 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

For many years, our daily personal care products like shampoos and skin creams, the pots and pans we use to cook our meals, and…Read More


How much atrazine needs to be in our water until Canada bans this harmful pesticide?

Mar 22, 2017 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Update: Health Canada released their decision on March 31, 2017 to not ban atrazine and to conduct a second review of the pesticide to…Read More


Harmful Neonic Pesticide to be Banned in Canada

Jan 06, 2017 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

You probably know that bees across North America are in crisis. A big part of the problem are a group of pesticides known as…Read More


What grade would you give toxics regulations in Canada?

Nov 02, 2016 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

At Environmental Defence, we’re working hard to protect Canadians from toxic chemicals that linger in day-to-day items like cosmetics and personal care products. That…Read More


Back to School Shopping: Stay Calm and Shop Toxic-Free

Aug 30, 2016 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

As the summer fun comes to an end, families and students across Canada rush to finish their back-to-school shopping. Toxic chemicals lurk in many…Read More


Good news! Toronto dry cleaners could soon be required to publicly disclose which chemicals they use

Jun 09, 2016 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Toronto’s Board of Health decided that consumers have the right to know what chemicals are used in dry cleaning their clothes. Do you use…Read More


Antibacterial and Preservative Ingredients in Cosmetics Linked to Premature Birth

Jun 07, 2016 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Exposure to common antibacterial and preservative ingredients in cosmetics during pregnancy increases chances of premature birth or lower birth weight, study finds. Cosmetics and…Read More


Plastic Chemicals in our Bodies Linked to Obesity

May 03, 2016 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Recent research on phthalates, widely used substances in plastics and personal care products, adds to the evidence that exposure to toxic chemicals are partly to blame for the…Read More