Plastic Microbeads in Consumer Products – Growing concern in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin

Posted by Anne Wordsworth, Research Associate on December 2, 2014 On every hot summer day of my childhood, I walked two blocks down the street to Lake Ontario and splashed around. On those days, I couldn’t have imagined a future in which the…

Antibacterial Chemicals are Polluting Our Waterways

Posted by Bev Thorpe, Clean Production Action on August 5, 2014 Most people are unaware of how widespread triclosan and triclocarban chemicals are in their daily lives. Many products labelled as ‘antibacterial’, ‘fights odours’ or ‘kills germs’ may contain triclosan or tricocarban. In…

Federal Government Has Head in the Sand on Fracking and the NPRI

Posted by Joseph F. Castrilli , CELA Counsel on July 18, 2014 Webster’s Dictionary defines the ostrich as a bird that when pursued hides its head in the sand and believes itself to be unseen. The behaviour, according to Webster’s, is analogous to…

News Advisory: New report on health and environmental threats of “anti-bacterial” consumer products (to be released July 10 at noon)

Jul 08 2014 What: Release of a new report on the health and environmental threats posed by two common ingredients in “anti-bacterial” consumer products – triclosan and triclocarban When: Thursday, July 10th at 12 noon Eastern Time Where: This is a news conference…