Content tagged “toxics”

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  • Protecting your health from pesticides

    Pesticides are chemicals that are designed to kill. Although applied to address a specific "pest" problem, pesticides are not smart chemicals. Once dispersed into the environment, pesticides can affect non-target plant, animal, and human health. More »

    Issues » Pesticides

  • Fragrance and parfum

    The term "fragrance" or "parfum" on a cosmetic ingredients list usually represents a complex mixture of dozens of chemicals. Some 3,000 chemicals are used as fragrances. More »

    Issues » Toxics

  • Dodging the Toxic Bullet

    We've heard it all before: what we do to our environment we do to ourselves. Now, environmental lawyer and professor David R. Boyd uncovers the world of environmental health and provides the practical information we need to protect ourselves and our families from harm. More »

    Issues » What's Inside? That Counts

  • Project: What's Inside? That Counts

    There is increasing evidence that our personal care products — the soaps, shampoos, creams, toothpastes and deodorants we use each day — contain harmful chemicals. Why are these toxic chemicals in our products, and what can be done to improve the regulation of toxic ingredients? More »

    Issues » Health

  • Issues: Health

    Preventing pollutants and toxics from entering our environment and bodies would have a profound effect on the health of ordinary Canadians. Through strong policies, adequate systems and commitments by all levels of government, we can prevent the majority of the adverse environmental effects on our health. More »

    Issues » Health

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