Feb 07, 2019 / Toxics

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


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


Dec 17, 2018 / Movement Building / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics

Ontario’s environmental laws are under attack by Premier Doug Ford: Why we need to come together to STOP BILL 66

Under the guise of creating jobs and cutting “red tape and burdensome regulations,” the provincial government introduced a bombshell of a bill last Thursday….Read More


Nov 19, 2018 / Toxics

The toxic paint stripper chemical and the wave of retailer action to protect consumers

If you’ve ever tried to refinish an old piece of furniture or your bathtub, you probably know how handy it is to use a…Read More


Nov 14, 2018 / Toxics

Retailer report card 2018: Canadian context

Consumers are increasingly concerned about their exposure to toxic chemicals from products due to a growing body of research linking chemical exposures to health…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 30, 2018 / Movement Building / Toxics

Good(ish) news! Our case against Alberta’s leaking tailings ponds will be investigated

  First the good news. The three NAFTA countries voted unanimously to allow an investigation to go forward on tar sands tailings ponds leaking…Read More


Jul 16, 2018 / Toxics

Canadians may soon get stronger protections from toxic chemicals and pollution

After nearly two decades since Canada’s main toxics law was enacted, the federal government promised to give it a major makeover. The government’s commitment…Read More


Jun 08, 2018 / Plastic Pollution / Toxics

Just like microbeads, Canada needs to regulate single-use plastics: Here’s how

Plastic waste can now be found in the farthest corners and deepest trenches on the planet. Yet, every day millions of disposable plastic containers,…Read More