Mar 22, 2017 / Toxics

How much atrazine needs to be in our water until Canada bans this harmful pesticide?

Update: Health Canada released their decision on March 31, 2017 to not ban atrazine and to conduct a second review of the pesticide to…Read More


Jan 06, 2017 / Toxics

Harmful Neonic Pesticide to be Banned in Canada

You probably know that bees across North America are in crisis. A big part of the problem are a group of pesticides known as…Read More


Nov 02, 2016 / Toxics

What grade would you give toxics regulations in Canada?

At Environmental Defence, we’re working hard to protect Canadians from toxic chemicals that linger in day-to-day items like cosmetics and personal care products. That…Read More


Aug 30, 2016 / Toxics

Back to School Shopping: Stay Calm and Shop Toxic-Free

As the summer fun comes to an end, families and students across Canada rush to finish their back-to-school shopping. Toxic chemicals lurk in many…Read More


Jun 09, 2016 / Toxics

Good news! Toronto dry cleaners could soon be required to publicly disclose which chemicals they use

Toronto’s Board of Health decided that consumers have the right to know what chemicals are used in dry cleaning their clothes. Do you use…Read More


Jun 07, 2016 / Toxics

Antibacterial and Preservative Ingredients in Cosmetics Linked to Premature Birth

Exposure to common antibacterial and preservative ingredients in cosmetics during pregnancy increases chances of premature birth or lower birth weight, study finds. Cosmetics and…Read More


May 03, 2016 / Toxics

Plastic Chemicals in our Bodies Linked to Obesity

Recent research on phthalates, widely used substances in plastics and personal care products, adds to the evidence that exposure to toxic chemicals are partly to blame for the…Read More


Mar 30, 2016 / Toxics

Is that Can of Green Beans Toxic?

Did you know that when you use a can of your favourite beans in your dinner you may be exposing yourself to a toxic…Read More


Jan 15, 2016 / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics

Down the Drain: How a Dry Cleaning Chemical is Polluting Great Lakes Fish

When you drop off clothes at the dry cleaner, you could unknowingly be putting our Great Lakes at risk. How is that possible? The…Read More


Dec 21, 2015 / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics

U.S. Microbeads Bill Passed by the Senate, Awaits Presidential Approval

Last Friday, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved, without modifications, the bill that would ban all types of plastic microbeads smaller than 5 millimetres in…Read More