In November 2007 the provincial government announced further measures to clean up toxics and tackle environmental causes of illness. The intended program will:

  • work with Cancer Care Ontario and the Ontario Medical Association to identify, target and reduce the number of cancer-causing agents released into the environment
  • create a new toxic-reduction law that requires companies to reduce toxic emissions
  • ban the cosmetic use of pesticides across the province
  • set standards for an additional 14 toxic and cancer-causing chemicals
  • introduce province-wide regulatory requirements to protect children from exposure to elevated lead levels which may be present in the plumbing of older neighbourhoods, schools and day cares