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Why is nothing being done about toxic tailings ponds leaking into Alberta rivers?

Sep 05, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Toxics

The volume of tailings ponds from tar sands development has now exceeded a trillion litres…and growing. That’s the conclusion from recently published research.  …Read More


Guilty but not charged: Why is Canada letting Volkswagen get away with its diesel car pollution scam?

Aug 03, 2017 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Toxics

Two years ago, Volkswagen (VW) was caught red-handed selling cars with software that surreptitiously turned off the pollution control equipment of over 11 million…Read More


Why you shouldn't dry clean your "Dry Clean Only" clothes

Jul 05, 2017 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Would you dare wash a “Dry Clean Only” silk top at home and risk ruining the texture or shrinking it beyond recognition? You might…Read More


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


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


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