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Toronto Toxic Reduction Tool Kit

TTRTK_Cover.jpgThe Toronto Toxic Reduction Tool Kit is a great resource to help community leaders investigate local toxic substances and take steps to reduce exposures and releases in their neighbourhood or workplace. This resource will especially help Torontonians use the City of Toronto's ChemTRAC Program, which provides the public with the 'right to know'.


This kit was written by members of the Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition's Environmental & Occupational Carcinogens Working Group, including the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA).  

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Toronto Toxic Reduction Tool Kit (Compiled)
The entire Tool Kit all in one package, including the front and back covers, acknowledgements page, a detailed index, and Tool Kit items #1 - 8.

 

 

 

Tool Kit #1  Your New Environmental Reporting and Disclosure Bylaw 
A quick introduction to the City of Toronto’s Environmental Reporting and Disclosure Bylaw that requires Toronto companies to report their use and release of 25 chemicals

 

Tool Kit #2  The "Toxic Twenty-Five" Priority Substances 
A description of the 25 substances that includes the sources, their health effects, uses and the workers that might be exposed to them

 

 

Tool Kit #3  Reporting Companies 
An explanation of the types of industries and businesses that must report under the Environmental Reporting and Disclosure Bylaw and their timetables for reporting

 

 

Tool Kit #4  Model Companies Show How Pollution Prevention Works 
Examples of companies in different sectors that have successfully changed their practices from pollution to pollution prevention

 

 

Tool Kit #5  How to Research Chemicals Using ChemTRAC 
A step-by-step guide to accessing information and data submitted by companies under the Environmental Reporting and Disclosure Bylaw

 

 

Tool Kit #6  Reducing Pollutants in Your Neighbourhood 
Suggested ways in which the Environmental Reporting and Disclosure Bylaw may be used to influence neighbouring companies to reduce or eliminate their pollutants

 

 

Tool Kit #7  Auditing Your Workplace 
Suggested ways in which the Environmental Reporting and Disclosure Bylaw may be used by workers to identify chemicals and to reduce or eliminate pollutants in the workplace

 

 

Tool Kit #8  Getting the Toxic Twenty-Five Out of Your Home 
A walk-through the rooms of a typical home identifying products that may contain the 25 toxic chemicals covered by the Environmental Reporting and Disclosure Bylaw and making recommendations for alternatives 

This Tool Kit was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Live Green Toronto ChemTRAC Toxic Reductions Grant.