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Out in the cold: lesbian health in Northern BC  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no2EN.pdf

Reveals that place, sexual orientation, personal safety and community values interact and have impact upon the health of lesbians.

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Published: 2001
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
Risks, rights and regulation: communicating about risks and infant feeding: discussion paper  
http://www.nnewh.org/images/upload/attach/46bb%20vanEsterik.pdf

Focuses on environmental risks associated with breastfeeding, and examines the sometimes contradictory information presented to the public on the well-documented benefits of breastfeeding versus the risk of environmental toxins contaminating breast milk. Reviews, summarizes, and analyzes some of this research, examines what different constituent groups are doing with this information, and concludes with suggestions for further research and advocacy inititatives.

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Published: 2000, 2001
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
Proceedings of the Eyes Wide Open: Breast Cancer and the Environment Conference. Peterborough, Ontario. October 11 and 12, 200  
http://www.jacdesign.com/eyeswideopen/eyeswideopen.pdf
Presents the proceedings of a conference that looked at the strong linkages between environmental factors and breast cancer. (See Details)
Published: 2001
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
Casualties of progress: personal histories from the chemically sensitive
Examines the often controversial medical condition known as multiple chemical sensitivity.
Published: 2000
An anthology on women, health and environment  
http://www.who.int/docstore/peh/archives/women/wompretoc.htm
Examines environmental factors affecting women's health. Details how women, health and environment are linked concepts. Covers such topics as water quality, nutrition and agriculture, housing and shelter, and more. (See Details)
Published: 1994
Education for a healthy future: training trainers for primary prevention: a participatory action research and evaluation (PARE)
Summarizes the NNEWH - PARE (Participatory Research and Evaluation) project that promotes awareness, education, and advocacy on suspected environmental links to breast cancer and other reproductive cancers.
Published: 2000
Moving forward: integrating environmental and occupational influences on health (primary prevention): a participatory research a
Identifies and exemplifies issues, themes and research methods related to environmental and occupation influences on women's health and applicable to the National Network on Environments and Women's Health and other Centres of Excellence.