The ENRICH Project and partners,including Prevent Cancer Now, hosted a three-part webinar series about the adverse health impacts of toxic personal care products and beauty products. The webinars followed “The Environmental Injustice of Beauty” campaign, to raise awareness about the negative health effects of toxic products, as well as the role of Eurocentric beauty standards influencing product use.
Chlorpyrifos is toxic and persistent, including causing brain damage in children. After being banned in the EU and the US, sales and use ended within months. Health Canada is allowing three more years of use in Canada.
Advocates for social justice and equity, environmental protection and public health celebrate passage of Bill C-226, the National Strategy on Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice Act, and are urging rapid passage in the Senate.
Deteriorated asbestos cement pipes can shed fibres into the water and pose a hazard of cancer. Canada’s Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure Research (CSIR) in Regina (now closed) produced many studies of asbestos cement (AC) water pipes as a health concern.
Courts in Canada and the US have ruled in favour of groups challenging glyphosate risk assessments. Concerns over possible industry influence are heightened with falsification re. nHL in final US ATSDR report on glyphosate.