Harmful Neonic Pesticide to be Banned in Canada

Jan 06, 2017 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

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


What grade would you give toxics regulations in Canada?

Nov 02, 2016 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

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


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

Aug 30, 2016 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

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


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

Jun 09, 2016 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

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


Antibacterial and Preservative Ingredients in Cosmetics Linked to Premature Birth

Jun 07, 2016 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

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


Plastic Chemicals in our Bodies Linked to Obesity

May 03, 2016 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

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


Is that Can of Green Beans Toxic?

Mar 30, 2016 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

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


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

Jan 15, 2016 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Great Lakes, Toxics

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


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

Dec 21, 2015 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Great Lakes, Toxics

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


It’s Time for Action on BPA in Food Packaging

Dec 16, 2015 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

Food and beverages in metal cans and plastic containers are affordable and convenient – and a source of the harmful chemical bisphenol-A or BPA….Read More


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