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March 26, 2018 Healthy Schools Day is April 3, 2018. This Healthy Schools Day, let’s protect children and staff from a known cancer risk. Let’s rule out radon. https://healthyschoolsday.ca
February 12, 2018 CPCHE’s Executive Director, Erica Phipps, addressed the need for reform of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) in an interview with CTV on February 12th, in conjunction with news of the Scientists4CEPA letter to Prime Minister Trudeau, a petition so far signed by 540 scientists and health
October 2, 2017 In an October 2, 2017 letter to the Prime Minister, CPCHE urges the Government of Canada to seize a once-in-a-generation opportunity to strengthen Canada’s federal environmental protection and chemicals management law.
September 26, 2017 CPCHE’s executive director, along with CPCHE colleagues from the Canadian Child Care Federation and the Canadian Environmental Law Association, public officials and radon experts joined voices to call for mandatory action on radon in child care settings, in a commentary published in Environmental Health Review.
Compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) contain a small amount of mercury sealed within their glass tubing.
February 22, 2016 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.
November 1, 2015 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.
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.