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.
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.
A U.S. court ordered Monsanto to pay $78 million to one man with cancer when a jury found it didn’t do enough to warn about the health risks linked to its weedkiller, Roundup, and its active ingredient, glyphosate. Now, 11,000 Americans are suing Monsanto. In Canada, one woman filed a worker’s compensation claim for her cancer, and was denied. But Health Canada used, in part, science Monsanto paid for to decide the chemical is safe. The Weekly digs deeper into these two cases, and what else you might not know about glyphosate.