Last week, more than 500 scientists and doctors sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling for urgent action on widespread exposures to toxic chemicals from consumer products. We couldn’t agree more. This letter is a confirmation that toxic pollution in Canada can no longer be ignored. Our toxics law, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), is outdated. Hundreds of the toxic chemicals that are banned in Europe are allowed to be used in Canadian households and personal care products. Our children deserve the strongest protections and shouldn’t be poisoned with hormone disrupting chemicals from the food they eat or the toys they play with. Clearly, Canada no longer leads when it comes to protecting its people from toxics. The federal government now has a golden opportunity to reclaim the top of the leader board by strengthening CEPA. Muhannad Malas Toxics Program Manager, Environmental Defence Toronto, Ont.