Environmental health

Environmental health

Health and disease among women: biological and environmental influences

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Roberta B. Ness
Lewis H. Kuller
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press, Inc.
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Examines the biological, environmental and psychosocial underpinnings of gender differences in health and disease.

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ISBN 0195113969
WOMH.N47 1999
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Fall 2000: Health and Disease Among Women examines the biological, environmental and psychosocial underpinnings of gender differences in health and disease. This book not only presents a critical and up-to-date review of many aspects of women's health, but it also outlines the methodological principles needed to approach them, which will hopefully guide new research on women's health in the future.

Sweeping the earth: women taking action for a healthy planet

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English
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Paper
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Miriam Wyman
Publisher: 
Gynergy Books
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Charlottetown, PEI

Examines women working globally for the awareness of the link between health and environment.

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ENVI.W96 1999
ISBN 0921881487
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Summer 2000: ... is a tribute to the struggles of women working globally to raise awareness about the link between health and environment. From fighting for compensation from a Thai factory for work-related illness to bringing nuclear awareness to rural Ontario, it provides inspiration for continued change.

Contaminants found me: a science curriculum for all Yukoners. Book two: grade 7

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English
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Yukon Contaminants Committee
Publisher: 
Northern Research Institute
Publication Place: 
Whitehorse, YK

Integrates the concepts of bioaccumulation, biomagnification, long range atmopheric transport, and human health into prescribed learning outcomes of mandated science integrated resource packages (IRPs). Presents concepts and examples in a context familiar to Yukon students and teachers. Includes activities within each unit and Follow-up activities in order to enhance understanding and the overall learning experience.

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CHEA.C66

Environmental tobacco smoke: knowledge, attitudes and actions of parents, children and child care providers

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English
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Paper
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Health Canada
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Minister of Supply and Services Canada
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Summarizes the key information from two Health Canada studies intended to assess baseline levels of knowledge, attitudes, and current behaviours related to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) - one focusing on parents, extended family members, and children; the seond on child care providers. Finds strong support for an active role for government in public education as there is a low level of knowledge among parents, relatives and caregivers of the health effects of second-hand smoke on children.

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ISBN 0662240286
SMOK.E58 1995

Contaminants found me: a science curriculum for all Yukoners. Book three: grades 8, 9, and 10

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Yukon Contaminants Committee
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Northern Research Institute
Publication Place: 
Whitehorse, YK

Teaches grades 8, 9 and 10 students about the subjects of "Organochlorines, A Yukon Story" and "Our Health, Our Environment". The definition of a contaminant is explored at the beginning of each book in this series, under the heading "What is a Contaminant?" Activities within each unit as well as Follow-up activities are provided and suggested in order to ensure and enhance the learning experience of these students. The activities provide background information, purpose, vocabulary, lists of materials, suggested duration of each topic and worksheets, maps and illustrations. These units are starting points from which a teacher, group of students, school, or community can springboard into the study of contaminants at greater depth.

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CHEA.C66

Casualties of progress: personal histories from the chemically sensitive

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English
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Paper
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Alison Johnson
Publisher: 
MCS Information Exchange
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Brunswick, ME

Examines the often controversial medical condition known as multiple chemical sensitivity.

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ENVI.J64 2000
ISBN 0967561906
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Winter 2001: From graphic artist to chaplain, people all over the industrialised world are being disabled by a health condition that many doctors claim is all in their heads. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is an illness brought on by exposure to chemicals, like those found in pesticides and even perfume. It causes symptoms ranging from headaches and chills to throat cysts. Chemically sensitive people reveal the daily struggles they face while living in a world of chemical pollutants.

The World Trade Organization

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English
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Paper
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Steven Shrybman
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Jamies Lorimer and Co Ltd.
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Offers an independent view of the WTO and how it is using its powers in areas ranging from agriculture and the environment to labour and culture. Describes WTO decisions in all these areas and shows how effectively it is promoting the interests of global corporations at the expense of people in countries everywhere. Offers ideas for mounting effective challenges to the WTO and for developing a more humane approach to world trade.

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ISBN 1550286870

The Cairo consensus: the right agenda for the right time

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English
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Paper
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Adrienne Germain
Rachel Kyte
Publisher: 
International Women's Health Coalition
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Analyzes the consensus forged at the United Nations' International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)in Cairo September 1994. Discusses the consensus and its effect on future population-related policies. Summarizes the main points in each chapter of the Programme of Action agreed on in Cairo.

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WOMI.G47 1995

The Centre for the Advancement of Health

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All women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
Policy development

CFAH is a nonprofit policy organization that aims to achieve te widespread acceptance and use of a view of health that recognizes the contributions of physical, behavioral, psychological, social, and environmental factors in promoting health and preventing and treating disease.

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202- 387-2829
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Email Address: 
cfah@cfah.org
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202- 387-2857
Street Address: 
2000 Florida Avenue NW, Suite 210
City: 
Washington
Province: 
District of Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20009-12

International Institute of Concern for Public Health

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
Research
Advocacy

Forms an organization dedicated to helping communities assess and improve their environmental health status. Alerts and informs the public of the health hazards of pesticides, nuclear industries and other commercial, military, and industrial products.

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416-755-3685
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Email Address: 
info@iicph.org
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PO Box 80523 RPO White Shields 2300 Lawrence Ave E
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Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M1P 4Z5
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