Revising Canada’s chemicals legislation needs to promote safer substitutes for toxic chemicals in products

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) – which regulates how Canada assesses and manages chemicals in the Canadian economy is under review This is a good thing because our chemical framework does not promote the use of safer substitutes to…

Withdrawing the Stockholm Convention recycling exemptions for TetraBDE, PentaBDE, HexaBDE and HeptaBDE

Title: Withdrawing the Stockholm Convention recycling exemptions for TetraBDE, PentaBDE, HexaBDE and HeptaBDE Resource Type: Letter Content: 1260-CanadaPBDEToxicRecyling # of Pages: 4 Date authored: April 16, 2019 Publication number: 1260 Author/s: Olga Speranskaya & Fe de Leon Author Organization: Health…

Toxic Chemicals Found in Canadian Toys & Consumer Products Made of Recycled Plastics: Health and Environmental groups urge immediate action by Canada to withdraw recycling exemption for toxic flame retardants under the Stockholm Convention

Apr 16 2019 Ottawa, Canada - A recent analysis of consumer products sold in Canada made from recycled plastics has revealed toxic flame-retardant contamination in some hair accessories, children's toys, and other plastic products. Canada is one of the few countries…

Citizens across Canada urge ministers to adopt federal toxics law changes

Oct 16 2018 Toronto — The heads of over 30 civil society organizations from across Canada presented the federal ministers of Environment (Hon. Catherine McKenna) and Health (Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor) with draft legislation amending the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), and urged…

Chemicals in Products in the Great Lakes: Approaches to reduce and eliminate toxic chemicals

Guest Speaker: Beverley Thorpe, Consulting Program Manager at Clean Production Action The Toxics Free Great Lakes Network is hosting this webinar to discuss challenges facing the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Ecosystem from chemicals in products. This webinar is…