Month: October 2021

‘This is hazardous waste’: Experts warn of high levels of chemicals in clothes by some fast-fashion retailers

Canadians who purchase cheap fast fashion from online retailers may be exposing themselves to potentially toxic chemicals. A Marketplace investigation found that out of 38 samples of children’s, adult’s and maternity clothes and accessories, one in five items had elevated levels of chemicals — including lead, PFAS and phthalates — that experts found concerning.  “People […]

Waterloo Public Health has fielded 18 calls about businesses not following COVID-19 passport rules

Waterloo Public Health says it has received 18 complaints about local businesses since the Ontario government’s COVID-19 vaccine certificate program came into effect on Sept. 22. A spokesperson for the agency says health inspectors will be following up with the businesses about the complaints. Read more: Ontario COVID-19 vaccine certificate program for many indoor public settings […]

Lab says 14 in Hamilton received incorrect COVID-19 test results, outbreaks rescinded at 2 schools – Hamilton

Outbreaks at a pair of Hamilton public schools have been closed after a local lab revealed a processing error tied to false positive COVID-19 tests. The outbreaks at Lisgar Elementary School and Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School, which were declared on Sept. 25 and Sept. 26, respectively, have been rescinded by public health following the […]

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