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


Our case against toxic tailings ponds is in front of NAFTA’s environmental arm right now

May 15, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Environmental Defence, Toxics

We finally may have forced the Canadian government to take its head out of the sand and deal with hazardous waste from the tar…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

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