Environmental hazards

Environmental hazards

In our own words - workplace hazards and environmental health

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article highlights the biggest health concern across North America: environmental hazards. Discusses workplace hazards in Nursing. 

In our own words - woman abuse: a national crisis, a national responsibility

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article profiles groups and organizations throughout Ontario who are working to eliminate woman abuse, reduce workplace and environmental health hazards and improve the health of women. 

 



Rural feminism

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Susan Hundertmark
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Vol 7, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shows how rural women in southern Ontario are fighting for their health. The impact of support and education on women's health.

Beyond male bias in occupational health

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Debbie Field
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Vol 6, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

In this article, Debbie Field speaks with Stan Gray of the Hamilton Workers’ Occupational Health and Safety Centre. Discusses how the centre responds to reproductive workplace hazards. 

Taking action

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Ruth St. Amand
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Vol 6, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 

Hazards in our household

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Harriet Rosenberg
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Vol 5, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses house work and the environmental dangers of home workplace. Dangers of cleaning products. Potential dangers of appliances. 

Diabetes and the Environment: articles in the popular press

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English
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Online
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Diabetes and The Enviroment

An array of resources on the relationship between diabetes and obesity and synthetic chemicals in our environment. 

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Available online.

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.

Toxic Free Canada

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Advocacy
Community education/development

Brings together environmentalists and health activists, unions and green businesses, parents and teachers, scientists and cancer prevention advocates to eliminate health and environmental toxins and reduce our carbon footprint on the planet. 

Primary Telephone: 
604-669-1921
Email Address: 
http://www.toxicfreecanada.ca/contact-us.asp
Street Address: 
PO Box 1010 2480 East Hastings St.
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
BC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5K 1Z
Country: 
Canada
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