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Communicating about environmental risks and infant feeding  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol3no2EN.pdf

Examines the subject of environmental toxins in mother’s milk. Offers a balanced perspective about the warnings relating to breast milk and environmental contaminants.

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Published: 2003
Exposure: environmental links to breast cancer  
http://www.womenshealthyenvironments.ca/programs/films/exposure

Explores the little understood links between environmental degradation and breast cancer.

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Published: 2001
The cancer epidemic as a social event  
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National_Office_Pubs/cancer.pdf

Argues that while the medical profession and cancer research institutions attribute most of the cancer increase to genetic and lifestyle factors, carcinogens in our air, water, food, and workplaces are significant causes of cancer. Criticizes the main objective of the fight against cancer, which is to find treatments or cures rather than promoting preventive measures. Concludes that many cancers could be prevented if the cancer-causing chemicals were removed from our environment.

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Published: 2004
Body burden: the pollution in newborns. A benchmark investigation of industrial chemicals, pollutants, and pesticides in human u  
http://www.ewg.org/reports/bodyburden2/contentindex.php

Finds that an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants were present in umbilical cord blood from 10 babies born in August and September of 2004 in U.S. hospitals.

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Published: 2005
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
Climate change and health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/kyoto/suzuki.html
Examines the link between air pollution and climate change, as well as the benefits of the Kyoto accords for Canada and the health of Canadians. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Child health and the environment: a primer  
http://www.healthyenvironmentforkids.ca/english/resources/card_file.shtml?x=2323
Explains why children are more vulnerable to contaminants than adults, major health effects of concern to children in Canada, and practical childproofing actions that people can take to protect their children. (See Details)
Published: 2005
International summit on breast cancer and the environment: research needs  
http://www.calbbc.org/atf/cf/%7B4A668FA3-666A-4913-A1B9-876B82414451%7D/SUMMITREPORT.pdf
Reports on an agenda for research into the relationship between breast cancer and the environment. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Polluted children, toxic nation: a report on pollution in Canadian families  
http://www.environmentaldefence.ca/toxicnation/report/PCTN_English%20Web.pdf
Documents the chemical contamination of children, parents and grandparents from five Canadian families. (See Details)
Published: 2006
State of the evidence: what is the connection between chemicals and breast cancer?  
http://www.bcaction.org/PDF/StateofEvidence.pdf
Examines the link between certain chemical compounds and breast cancer. Explains what is known and what research still needs to be done. (See Details)
Published: 2006