Jun 05, 2015 / Toxics

Stay sun safe without aerosols

Did you know it’s Sun Awareness Week in Canada? With summer around the corner, it’s the right time to talk about which sunscreens are…Read More


May 05, 2015 / Toxics

Toronto Joins the Chorus: Ban Microbeads!

Today, Toronto’s City Council agreed to support a motion brought forward by Councillor Paul Ainslie urging the provincial and federal governments to ban the…Read More


Apr 14, 2015 / Toxics

Canada announces proposed new regulations on five toxic chemicals

We have good news to share thanks to all of you who stood up against toxic chemicals in consumer products. Together we have been…Read More


Mar 26, 2015 / Toxics

One step closer to a national ban on microbeads

Cross your fingers. We may be nearing the end of plastic microbeads in Canada. The other week, a private member’s bill was introduced in…Read More


Mar 20, 2015 / Toxics

Downstreaming your toxic stuff

For Canada Water Week, March 16-22, Environmental Defence is celebrating water! Each day this week we’ll post a new blog which will explore how…Read More


Mar 19, 2015 / Toxics

Are Plastics Affecting Prenatal Health?

Is soft plastic more important than healthy lives? Phthalates have a bad rap and deservedly so. These chemicals, commonly used as a plastic softener and…Read More


Mar 10, 2015 / Toxics

Ontario makes a move to ban the beads

Great news from Queen’s Park yesterday! MPP Marie-France Lalonde introduced a private member’s bill to ban the manufacture and addition of microbeads to products…Read More


Feb 05, 2015 / Toxics

Time to ban microbeads in Canada?

Did you know that scientists have found millions—yes, millions—of small plastic beads in just one square kilometre of parts of the Great Lakes? They’re…Read More


Feb 05, 2015 / Toxics

Getting down to the facts: what’s really happening with Ontario’s bees?

If you’ve been reading the news lately, you’ve likely heard the buzz about bees being under threat. And given what was printed in the…Read More


Jan 23, 2015 / Toxics

BPA on the Brain

Have you touched a receipt today? Bought a coffee, maybe lunch, and received a paper record of the transaction?  These days, many receipts are…Read More