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Something in the air: toxins linked to endo  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/network-reseau/fall98/fall98air.html

Examines research that suggests endometriosis may be caused by toxins in our environment.

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Published: 1998
An environmental framework for women's health  
http://www.nnewh.org/images/upload/attach/1618aa%20Radher-Peterson.pdf

Provides an overview of the literature linking environmental perspectives and women's health, summarizes the discussions held with groups of women whose voices and perspectives are not necessarily found in the literature, and attempts to draw out the policy and action-oriented implications of the findings.

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Published: 2000
Air pollution, climate change and your health  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/alt_formats/hecs-sesc/pdf/pubs/air/climate-eng.pdf

Defines air pollution and climate change. Lists the negative effects air pollution and climate change have on health.

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Published: 2002
Effects of mining on women's health in Labrador West

Studies the effects of mining extraction on women’s health in Labrador West. Provides recommendations.

Published: 2004
Canadian handbook on health impact assessment. Volume 1: the basics  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/eval/handbook-guide/vol_1/index-eng.php

Examines the need and the procedure necessary to incorporate the assessment of human health effects in the environmental assessment (EA) process. Provides answers to some commonly asked questions concerning health in EA.

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Published: 1999
Health and environment - partners for life  
http://www.atl.ec.gc.ca/community/pdf/health-environment_e.pdf

Describes the current understanding of the relationship between human health and the Canadian environment, based on the findings from the Action Plan on Health and the Environment (APHE), other Health Canada programs and other sources of information. Focusses on those contaminants that are of particular concern to the health of Canadians, notes the progress made in reducing levels of environmental contaminants and describes the impact that the human-made or 'built' environment can have on our health. (See Details)

Published: 1997
More than just a dozen: women and global development  
http://www.community-media.com/PDF/mtjad.pdf

A series of radio programs, CD-ROMs and booklets featuring women from around the world (in over- and under-developed countries). Links require PDF reader.

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Visible minority youth taking action for a healthy future: a guide for ethno-racial training trainers workshops
This pamphlet was developed from recommendations from a Canadian Centre for Women, Education and Development workshop. The objectives of the workshops are to familiarize participants with environmental health issues in an immigrant and visible minority context, to develop environmental health literacy, and to better integrate these issues into the participants’ lives and work. It contains suggestions to help create and lead workshops for school, community, and workplace groups interested in policy education and advocacy on environmental health and justice and primary prevention.
Pharmaceuticals in our water: a new threat to public health?  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/pharmWater.html
Summarizes what is known about pharmaceutical and personal care products and their impact on water pollution. Describes what can be done to reverse the threat these products pose to the population's health and to the environment. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The World Trade Organization
Offers an independent view of the WTO and how it is using its powers in areas ranging from agriculture and the environment to labour and culture. Describes WTO decisions in all these areas and shows how effectively it is promoting the interests of global corporations at the expense of people in countries everywhere. Offers ideas for mounting effective challenges to the WTO and for developing a more humane approach to world trade.
Published: 1999