An Update on Canada’s Chemicals Management Process, Monsanto-Bayer Approved to be the New Agrichem Giant, and Why this is Bad For You!

Some weeks ago, we promised you a report on what’s happening at the federal level, in Canada and in the US. In Canada, we want to report on what the government is intending to do regarding the so-called Chemicals Management Process (CMP) report, filed last June in the context of a larger review of the … Continue reading An Update on Canada’s Chemicals Management Process, Monsanto-Bayer Approved to be the New Agrichem Giant, and Why this is Bad For You!

Extra! Extra! Extra! The Washington Post on How the “Growing Stink” of Fragrance in Consumer Products is Driving Workers Out of the Workplace

Garnering national attention, Elizabeth Leamy of the Washington Post  wrote yesterday that there is a ‘growing stink’ regarding the increasingly common use of unnecessary scents in everyday products – from garbage bags to tissues – that has led to over 1 in 3 Americans experiencing health problems when exposed to these high levels of scented … Continue reading Extra! Extra! Extra! The Washington Post on How the “Growing Stink” of Fragrance in Consumer Products is Driving Workers Out of the Workplace

20,000 Scientists Underscore Alarm Over Changing Climate and Toxic Damage in “Warning Letter to Humanity”

“The publishers of the letter now say that the letter is the sixth most-discussed piece of research since Altmetric records, which track publications’ impact, began. It has prompted speeches in the Israeli Knesset and Canada’s BC Legislature.” The Independent Photo Credit: CBC News My plan for today had been to tackle the great big silence, the massive … Continue reading 20,000 Scientists Underscore Alarm Over Changing Climate and Toxic Damage in “Warning Letter to Humanity”

“Air Fresheners” And Many Other Common Chemicals Cause Smog, Are More Toxic Than Traffic Emissions: The Stunning New Study in Science That Finally Puts Regulation of Everyday Toxics On The Agenda

Wake up and smell the smog... To this day, when most people think of pollution they think of belching factories, thick plumes of sulphurous smoke, poisonous flows into streams and lakes and, of course, vehicular emissions. These types of pollution are all too widespread, affect the least affluent among us the most and should, indeed, … Continue reading “Air Fresheners” And Many Other Common Chemicals Cause Smog, Are More Toxic Than Traffic Emissions: The Stunning New Study in Science That Finally Puts Regulation of Everyday Toxics On The Agenda

It’s a Sick World and Getting Sicker: New Report From Top Researchers Shows Health Costs of Toxics Exposures Now Exceed 10% of Global GDP

 “For decades, pollution and its harmful effects on people’s health, the environment, and the planet have been neglected both by Governments and the international development agenda. Yet, pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and death in the world today...” The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, October 19, 2017   Graphic Credit: World … Continue reading It’s a Sick World and Getting Sicker: New Report From Top Researchers Shows Health Costs of Toxics Exposures Now Exceed 10% of Global GDP

Can We Communicate with the Parallel Universe of Governments and Politicians Where Toxics Don’t Exist? – Introducing a 4-Part Mini-Series on Toxics, Policy, and Politics

  Living in the world of anti-toxics activism is akin to living in a parallel universe to the world of governments and politicians. In the anti-toxics universe you see the scope and scale of of the damage done by chemicals, reported by experts month after month, year after year, decade after devastating decade. You’re also … Continue reading Can We Communicate with the Parallel Universe of Governments and Politicians Where Toxics Don’t Exist? – Introducing a 4-Part Mini-Series on Toxics, Policy, and Politics

Hey Kids, Try This At Home! (Good News In Pesticide Restriction)

It’s important to remember - and I need to remind myself every day - that though there are many bleak stories out there, there are also a lot of good ones. Today, I want to share a few of these and suggest, too, that if you’re looking for ways to bring about major reductions in … Continue reading Hey Kids, Try This At Home! (Good News In Pesticide Restriction)