Statement on Costco Canada’s commitment to phase out receipts containing toxic BPA or BPS

September 05, 2019

Our organizations offer our congratulations and thanks to Costco Canada for promptly responding to calls by consumers and workers across the country to phase out the use of receipt paper coated with BPA or BPS by the end of 2019.

A TOXIC DECISION?: Should Ontario reduce toxins — or reduce red tape?

July 22, 2019

The provincial government is repealing the Toxics Reduction Act, killing a voluntary reduction program that empowered you to see what toxins are used in the industrial facilities in your neighbourhood — and what they planned to do to reduce them. A Torstar Community Brands web-exclusive multi-part series, A Toxic Decision? takes an in-depth look at the impacts of the act's repeal and the program's cancellation.

Home Depot to phase out some products containing PFAS chemicals

September 18, 2019

In a Tuesday announcement, Home Depot said it would no longer purchase carpeting treated with PFAS chemicals. Studies have shown PFAS to pose a potential risk for testicular and kidney cancers, decreased birth weights, thyroid disease, decreased sperm quality, high cholesterol, pregnancy-induced hypertension, asthma and ulcerative colitis.

Canadian grocers urged to ban receipts containing cancer-linked chemicals

August 20, 2019

A group of health, labour, and environmental organizations is calling on Canada’s leading grocery stores to ditch paper receipts coated with hormone-disrupting chemicals that have been linked to diabetes, obesity, and certain cancers.

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