Sep 26, 2014 / Toxics

Asthma and a Common Household Chemical: New Research on Pre-Natal Exposure

Asthma is the most common chronic disease of children in Canada, affecting 12.5 per cent of children. In the past decade, studies have linked…Read More


Sep 09, 2014 / Toxics

Tackling toxic pollution: Will Ontario outpace Canada?

Toxic chemicals aren’t just a concern for the environment, they also pose a threat to human health.  In recent years, there has been a…Read More


Aug 22, 2014 / Toxics

Ontario to Act on Toxics

Toxic chemicals aren’t just a concern for the environment, they also pose a threat to human health.  The good news for Ontarians is that…Read More


Jul 14, 2014 / Toxics

New assessment of triclosan supports call for ban

When will Canada finally wash its hands of the nasty antibacterial chemical triclosan?   The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Clean Production Action…Read More


Jun 20, 2014 / Toxics

Major new study reveals maternal exposure to toxic chemicals

MIREC is a major Canadian study of maternal exposure to environmental contaminants. Yesterday, new results from the study were released, detailing findings on pregnant…Read More


Jun 03, 2014 / Toxics

Unnecessary flame retardants in your home may harm developing brains

A new study from researchers at Simon Fraser University (SFU) offers additional evidence that exposure to PBDE flame retardants is associated with lower intelligence…Read More