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


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


Good(ish) news! Our case against Alberta’s leaking tailings ponds will be investigated

Aug 30, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Environmental Defence, Toxics

  First the good news. The three NAFTA countries voted unanimously to allow an investigation to go forward on tar sands tailings ponds leaking…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


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


5 Reasons Why Alberta Methane Regulations Don’t Cut It

May 31, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Toxics

  New analysis shows that Alberta’s draft methane regulations will achieve less than half of Alberta’s methane reduction goal. In fact, as our joint…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