Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics / Nov 07, 2019

Ontario is making it cheaper and easier for industries to pollute our waters

Last week, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Hon. Jeff Yurek held a media conference. He claimed that changes proposed in the…Read More


Toxics / Nov 05, 2019

Home Depot, Lowe’s and Staples take action to protect their customers from PFAS and other harmful toxics lurking in carpets and office supplies

It’s been an exciting fall for people who want to see more action on toxic chemicals in consumer and household products. In the span…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Toxics / Oct 25, 2019

The scariest things this Halloween are plastic and toxic chemicals. Here are some ways to avoid them

Hello, all you ghosts and goblins out there! We have a spooky story to share. Halloween is coming soon and you need to take…Read More


Toxics / Oct 24, 2019

Toxic TV Binge? A new report shines the spotlight on toxic flame retardants in smart TVs sold at Best Buy

A new report published today, titled Toxic TV Binge, revealed that top-of-the-line smart TVs sold by Best Buy contain harmful flame retardants and may…Read More


Climate Change / Toxics / Jul 25, 2019

Why I’m taking the federal government to court, again, for failing to charge Volkswagen for its diesel emission scandal

You’ve probably heard of the “Dieselgate” scandal by now. In short, more than four years ago, news about Volkswagen’s scandal shook the world after…Read More


Toxics / Jul 05, 2019

It’s time for retailers to step up and protect cashiers by ditching hormone disrupting chemicals on receipts

Back in February, we published the results of our experiment on exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and its controversial replacement, bisphenol S (BPS), on…Read More


Guest / Toxics / May 02, 2019

How to tackle indoor air pollution in your home

Guest blog by Emma Rohmann, an environmental engineer, mom of two and founder of Green at Home.  Are you doing enough to reduce air…Read More


Toxics / May 02, 2019

Part 2: Even more reasons why we can’t be confident in Health Canada’s assessment that glyphosate is safe

A couple months ago I wrote a blog on how, despite compelling evidence of health and environmental harms posed by glyphosate, Health Canada continues…Read More


Toxics / Apr 04, 2019

Premier Ford breaks his promise to “come down heavy on polluters” by scrapping Ontario’s only toxics law

Earlier this week, the Ontario government voted to repeal the province’s Toxics Reduction Act (TRA) in 2021 and halt the implementation of some of…Read More


Toxics / Feb 07, 2019

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

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