Environmental health

Environmental health

Sun deep 2011 (sunscreen database)

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Environmental Working Group
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Washington DC

Fifth annual update of the Environmental Working Group's database of over 1,700 sunscreen products ranked according their safety with respect to known toxic chemicals, as well as their effectiveness.

Available From: 
Order Information: 
Visit their website to read more about the issues, and to search their database.

Canadian Environmental Network (cen) – chemical management plan capacity building project

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Community education/development

Works with Environmental Defence (ED) to inform the public about the federal government’s Chemical Management Plan and to increase public involvement in the Plan. Regular updates and information on the website.

Primary Telephone: 
613-728-9810 ext. 224
Email Address: 
jessie@rcen.ca
Street Address: 
39 McArthur Ave., Level 1-1
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1L 8L7
Country: 
Canada

Maternal-infant research on environmental chemicals (MIREC): a national profile of in utero and lactational exposure to environmental contaminants

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English
Translated Title: 
Étude mère-enfant sur les composés chimiques de l'environnement (MIREC) : un profil national de l'exposition in utero et par le lait maternel aux polluants de l'environnement
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Tye Arbuckle, PhD
William Fraser, MD

A five-year national study (currently in progress) of the impacts of exposure to environmental chemicals, heavy metals and tobacco smoke on pregnant women, fetuses and infants that is part of the Government of Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan. 

Chemical management plan (Canada)

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English
Translated Title: 
Plan de gestion des produits chimiques
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Chemical Substances - Government of Canada

The goal of Canada's Chemicals Management Plan created in 2007 is to improve the degree of protection against hazardous chemicals. It includes a number of new, proactive measures for managing chemical substances.

Sandra Steingraber

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Organization Type: 
Private foundation
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

Website of Sandra Steingraber, poet, ecologist and author of numerous books on environmental links to cancer and other diseases (Having Faith, Living Downstream).

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Cancer: 101 solutions to a preventable epidemic

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English
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Paper
Author: 
By Liz Armstrong
Guy Dauncey
Anne Wordsworth
Publisher: 
New Society Publishers
Publication Date: 
2007

A book that offers cancer prevention solutions for everyone from individuals to big business to labour to government. Contains practical tools for parents, youth and NGOs.

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Includes bibliographical references.

The falling age of puberty in US girls: what we know, what we need to know

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Sandra Steingraber
Publisher: 
Breast Cancer Fund (US)
Publication Date: 
2007

The Breast Cancer Fund commissioned ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber to write The Falling Age of Puberty — the first comprehensive review of the literature on the timing of puberty — to help us better understand this phenomenon so we can protect our daughters’ health.

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Order Information: 
Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Collaborative on Health and the Environment

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Advocacy

An international partnership committed to strengthening the scientific and public dialogue on the impact of environmental factors on human health and catalyzing initiatives to address these concerns. Leverages mainstream health-affected constituencies in the environmental health science revolution and engages researchers, health professionals, and environmental health and justice advocates from diverse sectors. Founded in 2002, an international partnership of over 4,000 individuals and organizations in 45 countries and 48 states, including scientists, health professionals, health-affected groups, nongovernmental organizations and other concerned citizens, committed to improving human and ecological health.

Email Address: 
info@healthandenvironment.org
Street Address: 
Commonweal
Addt'l Street Address: 
PO Box 316
City: 
Bolinas
Province: 
California
Postal/ZIP Code: 
94924
Country: 
USA

Hormone disrupters and women’s health: reasons for concern

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Publication Date: 
2008

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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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.

Breast Cancer Fund

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Advocacy

Works to show the connections between breast cancer and exposures to chemicals and radiation in everyday environments. Translates the growing body of scientific evidence linking breast cancer and environmental exposures into public education and advocacy campaigns that protect health and reduce breast cancer risk. Attempts to transform how our society thinks about and uses chemicals and radiation  with the goal of preventing breast cancer and sustaining health and life.

Primary Telephone: 
415-346-8223
Email Address: 
info@breastcancerfund.org
Fax Number: 
415-346-2975
Tollfree Phone Number: 
866-760-8223
Street Address: 
1388 Sutter Street, Suite 400
City: 
San Francisco
Province: 
California
Postal/ZIP Code: 
94109-5400
Country: 
USA
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