Housing and the Indoor Environment: Where toxic exposures can be up close and personal

Access to affordable and safe housing is among the key challenges and social inequities revealed by the COVID pandemic. Calls for a just and green recovery need to include extending environmental protection to the indoor environment.

Pesticides Indoors – Differences in Risks, Regulation, and Necessary Precautions

All pesticide use carries risk but important differences exist in how pesticides behave indoors and in how they are regulated. Choices exist for lower risk alternatives alongside prevention.

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

Bev Thorpe with Clean Production Action and CELA's Fe de Leon blog about the need for better chemical safety provisions in CEPA to prevent toxic exposures from consumer products.

It is time to end toxic recycling: Canadian global position to abandon recycling exemption needed for a safe circular economy

Posted by Olga Speranskaya and Fe de Leon, Health and Environment Justice Support (HEJ Support) and Canadian Environmental Law Association on April 30, 2019 Health and Environment Justice Support (HEJSupport) and Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) have appealed to Environment and Climate Change…

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…