Highlights / chemicals

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Toxic flame retardants replacing toxic flame retardants

For years medical scientists have been concerned about the addition of flame retardant chemicals into almost all consumer items, from fabrics in curtains, pyjamas, carpets, car seats and furniture, foam cushioning to televisions and other electronic devices. The chemical called »

Environment & Animal Life, Health

Book warns about chemicals in everyday objects

Plastics are everywhere and while there is concern about their disposal, two authors are warning about the chemicals they may contain. Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie have updated a book they wrote ten year ago called Slow Death By Rubber »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Society

Group demands better labels on cosmetics, household products

Canadian law does not require cleaning products and many cosmetics to have a complete ingredient list on their labels, says a news release from Environmental Defence.  The group wants the government to change the law so that labels will contain »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Politics, Society

Chemicals in cosmetics not well tested or reported: audit

A Government program is not working as it should to protect consumers from harmful or prohibited chemicals in cosmetics, according to a federal audit. Environment commissioner Julie Gelfand found that the government health department does not regularly test cosmetics, companies »

Health, Highlights, Internet, Science & Technology

Cosmetics: more health concerns

You want to adhere to fashion and look good, but are those various moisturizers, lipsticks and other cosmetics as harmless and innocuous as you think? Perhaps not. Health Canada has issued an advisory on what it calls “leave on “ »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Cosmetics, cleansers, and autism: Warning to expectant mothers

A recently published research review from York University in Toronto has resulted in a warning to expectant mothers to avoid some common household items. Research supervisor, professor Dorota Crawford School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health, says the »