Jan 24, 2019 / Toxics

Part 1: Three more reasons why we can’t be confident in Health Canada’s conclusion that glyphosate is safe

Earlier this month, Health Canada responded to our concerns about its 2017 decision to continue to allow the use of glyphosate for another 15…Read More

Sep 26, 2018 / Toxics

Right to know: Exposing toxic fragrance chemicals in beauty, personal care and cleaning products

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

Sep 09, 2018 / Toxics

What’s in your lunch? New testing finds glyphosate, a harmful pesticide, in common foods that children eat

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

Aug 13, 2018 / Livable Communities

A trip home to Hamilton for my favourite Greenbelt hike

Growing up in Hamilton, the Ontario Greenbelt has always been close to home. It was a place where my family and I would berry pick…Read More

Aug 07, 2018 / Livable Communities

A trip to the farmers' market – with recipe!

Greenbelt recipe: Mixed Vegetable Pakoras with a Savoury Peach Chutney Protecting over 2 million acres of land in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt…Read More

Apr 23, 2018 / Toxics

Asthma rates in children are on the rise, and so are toxic chemicals in our everyday products

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

Feb 13, 2018 / Toxics

3 ways to have a toxic-free Valentine’s Day this year

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

Jan 10, 2018 / Toxics

Asbestos found in Claire’s makeup – another reason why action is needed to protect Canadians from 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

Oct 18, 2017 / Toxics

Ottawa considers strengthening Canada’s main toxics law

When it comes to protecting Canadians’ health and the environment from toxics, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) is a key tool. This law…Read More

Jul 05, 2017 / Toxics

Why you shouldn't dry clean your "Dry Clean Only" clothes

Would you dare wash a “Dry Clean Only” silk top at home and risk ruining the texture or shrinking it beyond recognition? You might…Read More