Environmental health

Environmental health

Earth, air and water: women fight for the environment in india

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Pamela Philipose
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Vol 11, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores stories of women fighting for the environment in India; the nonviolent ecological movement in Uttar Pradesh, the great Bhopal tragedy and the 34 year fisherfolk agitation witnessed in the state of Kerala. Connections made between women, poverty and victims of environmental destruction.

 

If the chair fits, sit on it

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Jennifer Penney
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vol 2, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses workplace furniture and our bodies. Provides a checklist to determine whether the chair you sit on at work is good for your well being. Recommends what to do about it.

Radiation - answers to your questions

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Jennifer Penney
Edition: 
vol 2, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article exposes the mystery of radiation in a question and answer format; attempts to lay out a basic understanding of how radiation works; discusses how radiation affects our bodies; how radiation can cure as well as cause cancer; birth defects and radiation; discusses concerns with X-rays; uranium, nuclear weapons; how to reduce exposure.

Diabetes and the Environment

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Private foundation
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English
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Advocacy
Information provision and referral

Website of Sarah Howard, National Coordinator of The Collaborative on Health and the Environment's Diabetes-Obesity Spectrum Working Group. Provides links to research and other information on the relationships between environmental chemicals and the development of diabetes.

Endocrine disruption

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
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The Source

Discusses how women, who are still the primary caregivers, are more exposed to common endocrine disrupting chemicals such as household cleaning products, than are men, and this exposes them to health risks.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Chemical exposures of women workers in the plastics industry with particular reference to breast cancer and reproductive hazards

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English
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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
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Robert Dematteo
Anne Rochon Ford
Margaret M. Keith
Michael Gilbertson
James T. Brophy
Jyoti Pharityal
Anne Wordsworth
Magali Rootham
Andrew E. Watterson
Dayna Nadine Scott
Matthias Beck
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Vol. 22(4) 427-448
Publisher: 
New Solutions (Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.)
Publication Date: 
2012

Explores the occupational exposures in producing plastics and health risks to workers, particularly women, who make up a large part of the workforce. Demonstrates that workers are exposed to chemicals that have been identified as mammary carcinogens and endocrine disrupting chemicals, and that the work environment is heavily contaminated with dust and fumes. Finds that, as a consequence, plastics workers have a body burden of environmental contaminants that far exceeds that found in the general public.

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This research was funded by Health Canada in the form of a grant to the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health at York University and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation–Ontario Region.

Breast cancer risk in relation to occupations with exposure to carcinogens and endocrine disruptors: A Canadian case control study

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English
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Online
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James Brophy
Margaret Keith
Andrew Watterson
Robert Park
Michael Gilbertson
Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale
Matthias Beck
Hakam Abu-Zahra
Kenneth Schneider
Abraham Reinhartz
Robert DeMatteo
Isaac Luginaah
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11:87 (doi:10.1186/1476-069X-11-87)
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Environmental Health
Publication Date: 
November 19, 2012

Reports on a study seeking to contribute to a better understanding of cancer causation, particularly for work-related breast cancer. Found a statistically significant association of breast cancer risk with work in jobs classified as highly-exposed; 10 years of work in such jobs was estimated to increase breast cancer risk by 42 percent. For many specific sectors, with small numbers of women workers, there were too few people to show significant results, but for work in agriculture, metal-related manufacturing, automotive plastics, food canning operations, bars and casino work, statistically significant excesses were observed.

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ISSN 1476-069X
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Summary prepared by Ellen Sweeney, National Network on Environments and Women’s Health in collaboration with the Canadian Women’s Health Network, November 2012.

Alliance for Cancer Prevention

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Advocacy

A multi-stakeholder group in the UK working together on cancer prevention. Members campaign on issues to ensure that the cancer establishment acknowledges the environmental and occupational risk factors for preventable cancers.

Primary Telephone: 
07960033687
Email Address: 
info@allianceforcancerprevention.org.uk
Country: 
United Kingdom

Film review - Programmed to be Fat

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English
Translated Title: 
Recension de film - Programmed to be Fat
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Alex Merrill
Edition: 
Network Magazine, 2012
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
August 2012
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Review of the film Programmed to be Fat, directed by Bruce Mohun, written by Bruce Mohun and Helen Slinger, and produced by Sue Ridout, Helen Slinger and Sara Darling for Dreamfilm Productions in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.This documentary examines emerging evidence that chemicals in our environment infiltrate pregnant women’s bodies and “program” their babies to be fat or obese as adults. The film aired on CBC Television’s The Nature of Things on January 12, 2012.

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Incorporating environmental health in clinical medicine

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English
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Online
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Stephen J. Genuis (Guest Editor)
Margaret Sears (Guest Editor)
Gerry Schwalfenberg (Guest Editor)
Janette Hope (Guest Editor)
Robin Bernhoft (Guest Editor)
Publisher: 
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: 
2012

A special issue of the Journal of Environmental and Public Health focussed on incorporating environmental health into medical practice.

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Articles: Quick Environmental Exposure and Sensitivity Inventory in a Danish Population; Solar Radiation and Vitamin D:Mitigating Environmental Factors in Autoimmune Disease; Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury in Sweat: A Systematic Review; Efficacy of Sublingual Immunotherapy versus Subcutaneous Injection Immunotherapy in Allergic Patients; Human Impairment fromLiving near Confined Animal (Hog) Feeding Operations; Changes in Peak Flow Value during Immunotherapy Administration; Environmental Determinants of Chronic Disease and Medical Approaches: Recognition, Avoidance; Supportive Therapy, and Detoxification; A Safe Protocol for Amalgam Removal; Combination of Micronutrients for Bone (COMB) Study: Bone Density after Micronutrient Intervention; Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons; A Review of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ochratoxin A Inhalational Exposure Associated with Human Illness and Kidney Disease including Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis; Human Excretion of Bisphenol A: Blood, Urine, and Sweat (BUS) Study; Mercury Toxicity and Treatment: A Review of the Literature; Psychophysical Evaluation of Achromatic and Chromatic Vision ofWorkers Chronically Exposed to Organic Solvents; A Water-Damaged Home and Health of Occupants: A Case Study; Objective Assessment of an Ionic Footbath (IonCleanse): Testing Its Ability to Remove Potentially Toxic Elements from the Body; What’s Out There aking Us Sick; and The Alkaline Diet: Is There Evidence That an Alkaline pH Diet Benefits Health.
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