Environmental health

Environmental health

Evra and the environment

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Online
Author: 
Suzanne Elston
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explains, by using the Evra patch as an example, how the drug approval process does not take drug disposal into account. Lists ways to prevent unused or expired medications from entering the ecosystem.

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Pharmaceuticals in our water: a new threat to public health?

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Sharon Batt
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Summarizes what is known about pharmaceutical and personal care products and their impact on water pollution. Describes what can be done to reverse the threat these products pose to the population's health and to the environment.

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WHP PHAR.B38 2004

Full circle: drugs, the environment and our health

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Online
Author: 
Sharon Batt
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Looks at the environmental contamination of rivers and lakes by chemical products from a public health perspective. Argues that the most health-promoting, cost-effective strategy for everyone is prevention.

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Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Air pollution, climate change and your health

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English
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Paper
Online
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Health Canada, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety, Safe Environments
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety, Safe Environments
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Defines air pollution and climate change. Lists the negative effects air pollution and climate change have on health.

Air pollution and heart and lung disease

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English
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Paper
Online
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Health Canada, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety, Safe Environments
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Environmental and Workplace Health
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Highlights the negative impacts that air pollution has on people with heart and lung disease. Describes possible sources of air pollution and what individuals can do to protect themselves from it.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662667778

Dioxins and furans

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English
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Paper
Online
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Health Canada
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2001, 2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Defines dioxins and furans, describes how they are produced, and the negative health effects they cause. Highlights how individuals can reduce their risks to exposure.

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ISBN 0662358937
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Series: It's Your Health

Nova Scotia Allergy & Environmental Health Association

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Community education/development
Advocacy

Forms a province wide education, advocacy and action organization that works to increase knowledge and awareness of environmental health issues stressing prevention, recognition and treatment; and to advocate for fair and equitable treatment of persons with environmental illnesses.

Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-449-1995
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 31323
City: 
Halifax
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B3K 5Y5

Coalition des communautés en santé de l'Ontario

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Policy development
Élaboration de politiques

Brings together a broad-based group of community and provincial associations, spanning the social, environmental, economic, and political spectrums. Members share a common goal of creating healthier communities, and they actively support the Healthy Communities network by sharing their knowledge, skills and experiences with others. // Forme un groupe ample d`organismes provinciaux et communautaires qui oeuvrent dans les secteurs social, environnemental, économique et politique. Membres de la CCSO partagent un but commun, celui d'améliorer la santé de leurs communautés.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 408-4841
Email Address: 
info@healthycommunities.on.ca
Fax Number: 
(416) 408-4843
Street Address: 
555 Richmond Street West Suite 505, Box 1100
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5V 3B1
Internal Notes : 
<p>multiple languages found - // in abstract</p>

Women's Healthy Environments Network

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

Works to educate the media, policy makers and general public to the fact that environmental health is a key determinant of public health. Promotes the primary prevention of environmentally linked health problems such as cancer, asthma, immune system related conditions and others by advocating the reduction of toxic emissions; a shift to safe production models, biological agriculture and lawn care; more efficient, renewable energy sources; affordable public transportation; and more. Focuses on the primary prevention of women's reproductive health problems, as well as other environmentally linked health issues.

Primary Telephone: 
416-928-0880
Email Address: 
when@web.ca
Fax Number: 
416-928-9640
Street Address: 
102-24 Mercer St
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5V 1H3

Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Community education/development
Advocacy

Forms a multi-racial alliance of feminist activists, health practitioners and scholars committed to promoting the social and economic empowerment of women in a context of global peace and justice and to eliminating poverty, inequality, racism, and environmental degradation. Builds collaborations among the public health, drug treatment and reproductive rights communities to resist the unethical tactics of the cash-for-sterilization program known as C.R.A.C.K. Monitors and opposes quinacrine chemical sterilization. Provides new analysis on the experiences of women of color with the violence of law enforcement. Opposes the 'greening of hate,' the penetration of the environmental movement by conservative anti-immigrant individuals and organizations. Surveys secondary-school social studies textbooks on population and the environment and working to develop alternative curricula. Educates population and environmental organizations on the problems of using demographic alarmism and rationales in explaining the causes of global problems. Campaigns against immunological contraceptives and dangerous contraceptive practices.

Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@cwpe.org
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 16178
City: 
Baltimore
Province: 
Maryland
Postal/ZIP Code: 
21218
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