Tips & tricks for non-toxic spring cleaning

Apr 13, 2017 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

  While spring brings warmer weather, sunnier days, and beautiful flowers, it also brings the reminder that it’s time to air out, declutter our…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


Kicking out toxics: Here's what I found in my bathroom

Feb 08, 2017 by Tim Ehlich ()

Categories: Toxics

Spring isn’t quite around the corner yet, but as a prelude to a more thorough spring cleaning, I decided to clear out my bathroom cabinet. What…Read More


Weak labelling rules leave Canadians in the dark about harmful ingredients

Feb 03, 2017 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

From toothpaste to shampoo, to all-purpose cleaner and dish soap, cleaning and personal care products are essentials that we use every day. Whether we…Read More


Canada must ban harmful triclosan

Jan 06, 2017 by Maggie MacDonald ()

Categories: Toxics

The federal decision to declare triclosan toxic, but not to match the U.S. ban, could make Canada a potential dumping ground and leave Canadians…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


Five Tips for an Eco-friendly Holiday Season

Dec 15, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

The holidays are just around the corner and there is still a lot to do! Buying last-minute gifts, cooking and baking, organizing parties, and…Read More


Environmental Victories: Kicking Out Toxic Chemicals

Nov 23, 2016 by Maggie MacDonald ()

Categories: Toxics

With the holidays approaching, it’s a good time to look back at what we’ve achieved together over the past year. And what a busy…Read More


Have Your Say on the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

Nov 17, 2016 by Maggie MacDonald ()

Categories: Toxics

Special Update Blog by Elaine MacDonald, Ecojustice and Maggie MacDonald, Environmental Defence Have Your Say on the Canadian Environmental Protection Act When it comes…Read More


Good news: Canada bans the bead

Nov 14, 2016 by Maggie MacDonald ()

Categories: Toxics

Canadians are celebrating the recent news that the federal government is banning microbeads. Environmental Defence has been working hard for a ban since 2014,…Read More