Media Release: Environmental groups on new flame retardant prohibitions: One step forward, still a long way to go

Media Release Toronto, ON – New regulations by Environment and Climate Change Canada will broaden restrictions on several toxic flame retardants known to lower children’s IQ. The prohibitions prevent Canadian manufacturers from using PBDEs, or plastics or mixtures containing PBDEs. This move underscores…

The International Joint Commission Water Quality Board Report on Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in the Great Lakes

Title: The International Joint Commission Water Quality Board Report on Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in the Great Lakes Resource Type: Letter, Response to Consultation Content: L-CELA-resp-IJC-WQB # of Pages: 3 Date authored: August 5, 2016 Author/s: Fe de Leon Author…

Media Release: CELA Applauds Action on Chemicals of Mutual Concern in the Great Lakes

Media Release Toronto, ON – The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) applauds action taken by the US and Canadian governments yesterday in designating 8 toxic chemicals of mutual concern in the Great Lakes (see https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/canada-and-united-states-target-reductions-chemicals-new-binational-list-reduce-public). The designation follows 3 years of…

Strengthening Canada’s legal framework to reduce human health risks from toxic substances

Title: Briefing Note: Strengthening Canada’s legal framework to reduce human health risks from toxic substances Briefing note to Canada's new federal government from CELA, Ecojustice, Environmental Defence and the David Suzuki Foundation Content: CEPA-CCSPA-Cosmetics-Regs-Briefing-Note # of Pages: 12 Date authored:…

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Roadmap on Toxic Chemicals

Title: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Roadmap on Toxic Chemicals: Advancing Prevention by Promoting Safer Alternatives Resource Type: Report Content: GLRoadmap # of Pages: 18 Date authored: June 2015 Author/s: Fe de Leon, Sarah Miller, Burgandy Dunn Author Organization: Canadian…

Regulations Amending the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012

Title: NGOs response to the Regulations Amending the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 Response to Canada Gazette, Vol. 149, No. 14 — April 4, 2015 Resource Type: Letter, Response to Consultation Content: CELA-CCM-KANCED-Prohibitions-Reg # of Pages: 11 Date…