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Category CEPA Reform

Hazard-based regulation to curb environmental impacts on health

If CEPA was indeed protecting public health, we would expect declining diseases from environmental exposures. Canadian examples point to the opposite. Endocrine-related obesity and metabolic syndrome, disorders of early development and sexual differentiation, and cancers in hormone-sensitive tissues have not been prevented. Endocrine disruption does not follow classic dose-response, so these substances must be regulated based on their innate hazard. With many thousands of EDCs, classes of similar chemicals require group actions.
Full StoryHazard-based regulation to curb environmental impacts on health
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Environmental and health groups call out big polluters for lobbying the Senate to weaken and delay environmental protection bill

Fourteen Canadian environmental and health groups are concerned about industry interference after learning that many of Canada’s biggest polluters sent a letter to the Senate Speaker to “urge the full Senate to reverse the amendments introduced by the Committee and pass Bill S-5 as it was originally introduced.”
Full StoryEnvironmental and health groups call out big polluters for lobbying the Senate to weaken and delay environmental protection bill