The toxic receipt: How BPA creeps into our bodies from thermal paper

Feb 07, 2019 by Sarah Jamal (Communications Manager)

Categories: Toxics

Remember when bisphenol A (or BPA) was banned in baby bottles in 2010? Thought the problem was over? Unfortunately, this hormone disrupting chemical is…Read More


Three more reasons why we can’t be confident in Health Canada’s conclusion that glyphosate is safe

Jan 24, 2019 by Sarah Jamal (Communications Manager)

Categories: Toxics

Earlier this month, Health Canada responded to our concerns about its 2017 decision to continue to allow the use of glyphosate for another 15…Read More


Ontario’s environmental laws are under attack by Premier Doug Ford: Why we need to come together to STOP BILL 66

Dec 17, 2018 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence, Great Lakes, Greenbelt, Toxics

Under the guise of creating jobs and cutting “red tape and burdensome regulations,” the provincial government introduced a bombshell of a bill last Thursday….Read More


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 (Communications Manager)

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 (Communications Manager)

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 (Communications Manager)

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