Ask Canada to Improve Toxic Chemical Regulation
Every day, Canadians are exposed to many chemicals suspected of having harmful impacts on human health. Our reports show that Canadians are being exposed to a slew of chemicals in consumer products, some of which are linked to endocrine (hormone) disruption and cancer. Health Canada’s most recent data shows that 9 out of 10 Canadians are still exposed to BPA.
We need to see strong action from the federal government to get toxic chemicals out of products. For too long, harmful chemicals like triclosan and BPA have been allowed in consumer products despite growing scientific evidence demonstrating their harmful effects on human health and the environment. Our main toxics law, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 (CEPA), hasn’t been updated for almost two decades. The ministers of health and environment will be making a decision whether to act on toxics, and we need your help to let them know that they should not delay strengthening CEPA any longer.
Please send a letter to the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, asking for stronger protections from toxic chemicals for all.