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

This year, we celebrate World Asthma Day on Tuesday, May 1st. This Day aims to increase asthma awareness of the near 235 million people…Read More


We need continued progress on environmental funding in the federal budget

Feb 26, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Great Lakes, Toxics

  The upcoming federal budget will be another sign of how seriously the government intends to tackle Canada’s environmental issues – many of which are…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


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


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


Canada favours tar sands companies over human health

Nov 14, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Toxics

The federal government gives polluters a free pass while it ignores the high cancer rates among some Alberta Indigenous communities. That’s how I’d sum…Read More


A united front for stronger environmental laws

Nov 10, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Toxics

It was all hands on deck this week in our nation’s capital. Environmental Defence joined with seven other organizations in an all-out advocacy effort…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


Alberta government gives Suncor a free pass on tailings, increases the liability of Albertans

Nov 02, 2017 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Toxics

Last week, the Alberta Energy Regular (AER) made a terrible decision that bowed to corporate power rather than protecting the environment and the public…Read More


Improving human health and cutting pollution are one and the same

Oct 27, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Toxics

Industrial pollution is killing people and making people sick—here in Canada and around the world. These are the tragic conclusions of a series of…Read More


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