Search Resources (English): Environment and women's health

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Hormone disrupters and women’s health: reasons for concern

Informative and accessible brochure on the topic of endocrine disruption and women’s health. (Scroll down the webpage given to download the downloadable brochure.)

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Published: 2008
Breast milk : an untold story

This article identifies the chemical hazards of breast feeding. Advocates for women to take control of their own health. List of resources.

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Published: 1985
Gender equality and environmental rights for all

From the perspectives of local women organisations in countries in transition and developing countries, this document looks at: how to develop a sustainable economy and women’s equal access to resources and finances, the challenge of climate change and sustainable mitigation solutions, especially access for women to safe and sustainable energy issues, the impacts of climate change on women and men and adaptation solutions, the gender issues related to the right of water and sanitation, and protecting women’s health from hazardous chemicals in daily products, waste, fuel and pesticides.


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Taking action

Interview with Saskia Post, a mother who gave birth to a child with multiple deformities due to the chemical environment she was exposed to while working at English Plastics in Brampton Ontario. Saskia launched a law suit against her former employer. 

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Published: 1985
Day in the life

A short online video that follows a woman as she goes through her day, and identifies the toxic substances that she encounters throughout her day. 

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Weeds, wildflowers and women

This article describes various plants, their uses, nutrients they offer and ways to prepare them. 

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Published: 1987
Rethinking breast cancer and the environment: the case for the precautionary principle

Provides a framework for examining and determining the environmental causes of breast cancer. 

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Published: September 1998
Where have all the nurses gone?

This article discusses changes in nurses training and new hospital management strategies. Illustrates how the work environment for nurses has transformed and introduces the controversy of technology vs hands-on care.  

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Published: 1988
Pathways to breast cancer: a case study for innovation in chemical safety evaluation

A report of the Breast Cancer and Chemicals Policy Project, arising because proposed legislation in the US calls for disclosure of information about the toxicity of industrial chemicals. Investigates how such efforts could help identify chemicals that may raise the risk of breast cancer. Includes a testing scheme, called the Hazard Identification Approach, that provides a methodology for identifying substances that could elevate breast cancer risk.

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Published: 2010
Human fertility under attack: from research to action on phthalates and endocrine disruptors

A video of an address by Dr. Shanna Swan to the Assemblée Nationale colloquium on endocrine disruptors, focussing on phtalates and fertility.

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Published: April 10, 2012