Aug 20, 2014 / Toxics

How Toronto Residents Can Reduce Exposure to Lead

Ancient Romans had problems with lead pipes (and it might have helped the demise of their civilization), but over 2,000 years later they’re still…Read More

Aug 13, 2014 / Toxics

NAFTA takes notice: Canada is ignoring its own environmental laws

How long can an industry and a government completely disregard a nation’s laws that are intended to protect that country’s citizens? That’s the question…Read More

Jul 30, 2014 / Toxics

Tip of the Month: How to keep your next camping trip au natural

Summer is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors, and there’s no better way to do that than a camping trip! If you’re…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

Jul 10, 2014 / Toxics

Ontario moves to protect the pollinators, generating buzz

More and more articles are making it clear that bees around the world are in trouble. Luckily people are starting to take action to…Read More

Jun 26, 2014 / Toxics

Raising awareness in Halifax about toxic chemicals in every day products

Hi, my name is Alysse. I am one of the members of the new Environmental Defence outreach team for the Toxics Program in Halifax,…Read More

Jun 26, 2014 / Toxics

Tip of the Month: Be sun safe without the toxics this summer

It’s summer time and the living’s easy. After a long, gloomy winter, many of us are eager to get outside and enjoy the sun….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