The toxic paint stripper chemical and the wave of retailer action to protect consumers

Nov 19, 2018 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

If you’ve ever tried to refinish an old piece of furniture or your bathtub, you probably know how handy it is to use a…Read More


Retailer report card 2018: Canadian context

Nov 14, 2018 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Consumers are increasingly concerned about their exposure to toxic chemicals from products due to a growing body of research linking chemical exposures to health…Read More


Canadians may soon get stronger protections from toxic chemicals and pollution

Jul 16, 2018 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

After nearly two decades since Canada’s main toxics law was enacted, the federal government promised to give it a major makeover. The government’s commitment…Read More


Just like microbeads, Canada needs to regulate single-use plastics: Here’s how

Jun 08, 2018 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Plastic Pollution, Toxics

Plastic waste can now be found in the farthest corners and deepest trenches on the planet. Yet, every day millions of disposable plastic containers,…Read More


Alarming: New study finds that baby bibs contain toxic chemicals and could be polluting our kids

May 17, 2018 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Among the things that every expecting parent need are baby bibs, mats and pads. Parents know that these are essential products that make taking…Read More


Canada misses the mark (again) in its decision to not ban harmful phthalates

Jan 16, 2018 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

If you were told that your go-to brand of cheese contained a toxic ingredient, would you continue to eat it? What if it was…Read More


California continues to lead the way on labelling toxics. What about Canada?

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

Categories: Toxics

Last month, the State of California enacted the first-of-its-kind law in North America to require the labelling of cleaning product ingredients. That’s right –…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