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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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Environmental tobacco smoke: knowledge, attitudes and actions of parents, children and child care providers
Summarizes the key information from two Health Canada studies intended to assess baseline levels of knowledge, attitudes, and current behaviours related to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) - one focusing on parents, extended family members, and children; the seond on child care providers. Finds strong support for an active role for government in public education as there is a low level of knowledge among parents, relatives and caregivers of the health effects of second-hand smoke on children.
Published: 1995
Hormonal pollution alert: protecting our long-term health, protecting the environment  
http://www.web.net/~desact/anglais/hormonal/hormone.htm
Aims to inform general public of long-term health hazards of diethylstilbestrol (DES) and endocrine disrupters. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Sweeping the earth: women taking action for a healthy planet
Examines women working globally for the awareness of the link between health and environment.
Published: 1999