Toxic Chemicals

Canada Still Won't Ban Unsafe Triclosan From Your Family Products

Ecojustice | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Impact

Triclosan: You may have never heard of it, but chances are that you and your family use products that contain it regularly. Increasingly, scientific evidence shows that it is harmful to the environment and humans - especially children. And it doesn't work particularly well.

Just Say No... To Fragrance

Lisa Borden | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

Being clean and smelling great should never mean using manufactured, toxic substances that you will inhale and absorb. We are conditioned to understand that littering is bad, and that pollution is toxic-- but using fragrance in your home, or workplace, or on your body is also polluting our shared air and world.

Your Fave Makeup Could Be Harming The Environment

Emily Lyons | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Style
Emily Lyons

As a teenager, I felt all giddy whenever I got new makeup -- I couldn't wait to try the newest cosmetic brands and make my friends a tad envious. Of course, I didn't know it then, but every time I washed the makeup off my face, I was participating in a vast system of global environmental pollution.

Keep Toxic Heavy Fuel Oils Out Of The Arctic

WWF-Canada | Posted 04.30.2017 | Canada Impact

Human health, community well-being and the global climate system can't wait. It's been more than six years since accidental oil spills were identified as the most significant threat to Arctic marine environments, and five years since the IMO first discussed the issue of HFO.

Are You At Risk For Parkinson's Disease?

Dr. Soania-Mathur | Posted 04.09.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. Soania-Mathur

April is Parkinson's disease awareness month, a time to learn about this illness and to be aware of the estimated seven to ten million people that wake up everyday to face the challenges of this incurable, progressive illness. And these challenges include motor symptoms like tremor, rigidity, slowness of movement and loss of balance.

Sick And Tired Of Trying To Look Good? It Might Be Your Cosmetics

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 04.08.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Cosmetic and personal care is a billion dollar industry that caters to our need to smell good, look good, and feel good. While there isn't anything inherently wrong with wanting to give our appearances a boost, the long-term consequences of using many conventional health and beauty products may have you feeling less than attractive.

Take Action Against Toxic Turf

Lisa Borden | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

The introduction and popularity of artificial, toxic turf in playing fields and playgrounds throughout Toronto (and well beyond), is shocking, terrifying, and absolutely something we should ALL be outraged about -- and taking action on, now.

Dry Clean Your Fall Wardrobe the Green Way

Jen Mayville | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Style
Jen Mayville

Most traditional dry cleaning methods use perchloroethylene, a chemical linked to bladder, esophageal, and cervical cancer, eye, nose, throat and skin irritation, and reduced fertility, and other health problems. Here are some tips to keep your dry-clean-only clothes smelling clean and fresh, while protecting your health and the environment at the same time.

How Toxic Are Your Kids' School Supplies?

Jen Mayville | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Living
Jen Mayville

With only a few weeks left of summer, parents are already thinking about getting their kids ready for back-to-school. But, there's one thing kids don't need to pack in their backpacks this year: toxic chemicals.

Canadian Children are Being Born Pre-polluted

Maggie MacDonald | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Impact
Maggie MacDonald

We cannot see with the naked eye that Canadian children are born pre-polluted, but our latest results demonstrate just that. Our new report shows that even in the mothers' womb, the developing fetus is exposed to a slew of dangerous chemicals -- chemicals that might have health effects like cancer, lower IQ or thyroid problems later in life.

The Chemicals Obstetricians Are Speaking Out Against

Kapil Khatter | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Living
Kapil Khatter

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the United Kingdom says pregnant women should make an effort to avoid exposures to chemicals in consumer products. The dogs have started barking right away, with critics immediately slamming the obstetricians for scaremongering.

Eco-Friendly Father's Day Gifts

Jen Mayville | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Living
Jen Mayville

Father's Day is fast approaching. Have you bought your dad a gift yet? Before you buy a boring, typical tie or coffee mug, consider purchasing a gift that will not only have your dad looking and smelling great, but will be good for the planet. Here are some tips to help you buy non-toxic gifts for your dad this year.

Care For Your Garden Without Hurting Mother Nature

Jen Mayville | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Living
Jen Mayville

You don't need to use a cocktail of toxic chemicals to keep weeds and bugs out of your garden. There are many ways that you can have a pristine backyard, while protecting the environment and your health at the same time.

Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?

Erika Katz | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Living
Erika Katz

There are so many sunscreens on the market with SPF's going as high as 100. It's hard to know which are protecting your skin and which are really just loading it with harmful chemicals that are being absorbed into the blood stream. So, I wanted to give you some quick facts to help you pick the right sunscreen.

Are Your Beauty Products Poisoning You?

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Treleaven | Posted 10.12.2011 | Canada Living

Do you know what kinds of chemicals you're putting on your body? Gillian Deacon, author of "There's Lead in Your Lipstick: Toxins in Our Everyday Body...

The Poison Isn't in the Dose

Gill Deacon | Posted 07.27.2011 | Canada
Gill Deacon

Of the 126 different chemicals spritzed and slathered onto that same average Canadian woman every day, only 11 to 15 per cent have been tested for human safety.