Right to know: Exposing toxic fragrance chemicals in beauty, personal care and cleaning products

Sep 26, 2018 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

The trouble with fragrance ingredients Fragrance formulas used in personal care and cleaning products often consist of dozens of chemical ingredients to create a…Read More


What’s in your lunch? New testing finds glyphosate, a harmful pesticide, in common foods that children eat

Sep 09, 2018 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Every day, Canadians are exposed to many chemicals that are linked to health conditions such as cancer, asthma, diabetes and behavioural problems like ADHD….Read More


A trip home to Hamilton for my favourite Greenbelt hike

Aug 13, 2018 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Greenbelt

Growing up in Hamilton, the Ontario Greenbelt has always been close to home. It was a place where my family and I would berry pick…Read More


A trip to the farmers' market – with recipe!

Aug 07, 2018 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Greenbelt

Greenbelt recipe: Mixed Vegetable Pakoras with a Savoury Peach Chutney Protecting over 2 million acres of land in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt…Read More


A Greenbelt Tale: A Trip to Southbrook Vineyards

Jul 31, 2018 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Greenbelt

Peach cobbler, pear salad, and a glass of wine… or two.  What do all of these have in common? Yes, they’re all delicious! But…Read More


Enjoy the summer sun without damaging your health: A guide to choosing the right sunscreen

Jul 24, 2018 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

With the sun beating down in the summer, it’s common to lather your skin with sunscreen to prevent burning. But, are you getting burned…Read More


Asthma rates in children are on the rise, and so are toxic chemicals in our everyday products

Apr 23, 2018 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Updated on June 29, 2018. Nearly 235 million people worldwide are affected by asthma, a disease of the lungs in which the airways become…Read More


3 ways to have a toxic-free Valentine’s Day this year

Feb 13, 2018 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Many popular Valentine’s gifts might not be so good for…Read More


Asbestos found in Claire’s makeup – another reason why action is needed to protect Canadians from toxics

Jan 10, 2018 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Last week, Claire’s, an international retailer of teen accessories and cosmetics, recalled nine makeup kits (including eye shadow and blush) after a lab found…Read More


Ottawa considers strengthening Canada’s main toxics law

Oct 18, 2017 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

When it comes to protecting Canadians’ health and the environment from toxics, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) is a key tool. This law…Read More