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


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

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