Toxic Substances in Consumer Products
Collection of materials about the need for better regulation of chemicals in products
Millions of product recalls and the discovery of hazardous chemicals in our housedust and indoor air have prompted the modernization of consumer product regulation in Canada. New legal rights and protections are in place federally, for example, to provide product recall powers. We continue to advocate for stronger measures to prevent, and not just react to, toxic chemical use in products and to vastly improve labelling information to warn consumers when chemicals are present.
This collection includes CELA's advocacy on multiple aspects of product safety. See also related collections on this site about toxic flame retardants, perfluorochemicals, cancer prevention and right-to-know, lead in products, and on the CPCHE site, collections about toys, phthalates, Bisphenol A, PBDEs and chemicals in household products.