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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


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