The Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment (CPCHE) calls on the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) to develop a Canada-Wide Standard (CWS) for Extended Producer Responsibility of CFLs to ensure the safe use, collection and disposal of mercury-containing CFL light bulbs.
CPCHE joins other leading health and environmental organizations in calling for provincial/territorial policy action on radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada.
Les organismes du milieu de la santé et les groupes environnementalistes lancent un défi stratégique axé sur la santé aux premiers ministres des provinces et des territoires et à leurs ministres de la Santé
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CPCHE's Executive Director, Erica Phipps, was invited to appear before the federal Standing Committee on Health on Thursday, October 18, 2015, during the committee's deliberations on lung cancer. Erica's speaking notes, which feature CPCHE's radon work in the child care sector, are available below.
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, responds to the joint letter from CPCHE and Drs. Bruce Lanphear and Robin Walker urging action on Triclosan in light of human health risks
Christine Norman, Health Canada, responds to the joint letter from CPCHE and Drs. Bruce Lanphear and Robin Walker urging action on Triclosan in light of human health risks
CPCHE, together with Dr. Bruce Lanphear (Simon Fraser) and Dr. Robin Walker (Western) submitted a joint letter to the federal Ministers of Health and Environment urging immediate action on Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical widely used in hand soaps, personal care products, plastics and other everyday items, citing concerns about health risks.
The societal impact of multiple low-level toxic exposures on the developing brains of today's children.
CPCHE's radon awareness efforts highlighted in USA Today article on radon.