Mar 31, 2020 / Toxics

Top 5 ways to effectively clean your home and reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Air quality in our homes is very important for our health, especially today as Canadians are spending more time at home to help curb…Read More


Mar 15, 2020 / Toxics

The top 4 reasons why Volkswagen avoided paying the real cost of its crime in Canada

Last month, an Ontario court ordered Volkswagen (VW) to pay $192 million in criminal fines for importing nearly 128,000 cheating diesel vehicles that violated…Read More


Nov 05, 2019 / Toxics

Home Depot, Lowe’s and Staples take action to protect their customers from PFAS and other harmful toxics lurking in carpets and office supplies

It’s been an exciting fall for people who want to see more action on toxic chemicals in consumer and household products. In the span…Read More


Oct 24, 2019 / Toxics

Toxic TV Binge? A new report shines the spotlight on toxic flame retardants in smart TVs sold at Best Buy

A new report published today, titled Toxic TV Binge, revealed that top-of-the-line smart TVs sold by Best Buy contain harmful flame retardants and may…Read More


Jul 25, 2019 / Climate Change / Toxics

Why I’m taking the federal government to court, again, for failing to charge Volkswagen for its diesel emission scandal

You’ve probably heard of the “Dieselgate” scandal by now. In short, more than four years ago, news about Volkswagen’s scandal shook the world after…Read More


Apr 04, 2019 / Toxics

Premier Ford breaks his promise to “come down heavy on polluters” by scrapping Ontario’s only toxics law

Earlier this week, the Ontario government voted to repeal the province’s Toxics Reduction Act (TRA) in 2021 and halt the implementation of some of…Read More


Nov 19, 2018 / Toxics

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

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


Nov 14, 2018 / Toxics

Retailer report card 2018: Canadian context

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


Jul 16, 2018 / Toxics

Canadians may soon get stronger protections from toxic chemicals and pollution

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


Jun 08, 2018 / Plastic Pollution / Toxics

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

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