CPCHE’s Executive Director appears before Parliamentary Health Committee on radon

June 18, 2015

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.

Response from Federal Minister of the Environment on Triclosan

January 9, 2015

Response from Federal Minister of the Environment on Triclosan

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.

January 17, 2015

Response from Health Canada on Triclosan

CPCHE urges federal government to take action on antibacterial chemical Triclosan

December 16, 2014

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.

CPCHE colleagues co-author op-ed on the impact of toxic substances on the developing brain

November 23, 2014

The societal impact of multiple low-level toxic exposures on the developing brains of today’s children.

CPCHE Executive Director, Erica Phipps, and CPCHE Partner Barbara McElgunn with the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada teamed up with Dr Bruce Lanphear, Simon Fraser University and Dr Eric Crighton, University of Ottawa, on an op-ed published in the Toronto Star on Sunday, 23 November 2014. The op-ed focuses on the key theme of Dr Lanphear’s new video: Little Things Matter – the Impact of Toxins on the Developing Brain, which was launched at the Prenatal Environmental Heath Education Forum hosted by Ottawa U on 20-21 November. http://www.pehe-forum.com

Check out the Little Things Matter 7-minute video.

Media Release: Experts Add Radon Test to ‘Must-Dos’ for Home Safety — as Important as Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

February 13, 2014

CPCHE launches a national campaign, in partnership with Health Canada, the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, the Canadian Lung Association, and Parachute, to encourage families to test their homes for radon. The “Home Safety for your KIDS’ Sake: Check it Today” campaign links radon testing to the more familiar home safety measures of smoke detector and carbon monoxide (CO) detector use.