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Jul 26, 2007
Focus: Health
Action Request: Petition
Location: Canada
 

 Help Ban Harmful Chemical – Bisphenol A. It’s in hard plastic baby bottles and drinking bottles, tin cans and pop cans. And studies show it leaches into food, water and baby formula. It’s called Bisphenol A, a harmful chemical that mimics human hormones.

Environmental Defence is calling for a ban on Bisphenol A in food and beverage containers. We need your help. Sign our online petition.The federal government is reviewing the safety of Bisphenol A in the coming months. Your signature will help us show the government that Canadians are concerned and want action.

Read more about Bisphenol A and its potential health effects.

Sign the online petition to ban Bisphenol A.

 Fish Advisories Show Pollution on the Rise. Environmental Defence went fishing in early July to release a report showing pollution in the Great Lakes is on the rise.

The report, Up to the Gills, takes a look at fish advisories published by the Ontario government. The conclusion? Many categories of fish are somewhat or completely unfit to eat because of increasing levels of toxic contaminants in the Great Lakes.

The main contaminants that cause fish consumption advisories are mercury, PCBs, pesticides, dioxins and furans. Health effects of these chemicals include damage to the nervous, respiratory and immune system, as well as cancer.

Read the news release: Great Lakes Fish Advisories Show Pollution on the Rise

Download the report: Up to the Gills: Pollution in Great Lakes Fish

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Message to the President, and to the Congress:It\\\'s very simple. We can aim for a UNIVERSAL Standard of $15 an hour Minimum Wage for ALL - that would be {frugally} a living wage these days. One should not have to be employed, and on government assista...
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