Environmental hazards

Environmental hazards

Sex, gender and chemicals: factoring women into Canada’s chemical management plan

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Sarah Lewis
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

With evidence from other NNEWH reports, calls on the federal government to strengthen the management of chemicals in Canada in order to prevent chronic low-dose exposures to toxic substances that may be having a wide-range of effects on the health of Canadians, and are disproportionately affecting women. Exposes the critical shortcomings of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP), a federal initiative aimed at improving the degree of protection against toxic substances in Canada.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

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

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Français
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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.

Contact Info
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
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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
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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
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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.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (US)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

A coalition effort launched in 2004 to protect the health of consumers and workers by securing the corporate, regulatory and legislative reforms necessary to eliminate dangerous chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
510-848-5701
Secondary Telephone: 
415-346-8223 x14
Email Address: 
info@safecosmetics.org­­

Sandra Steingraber

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Private foundation
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English
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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
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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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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Collaborative on Health and the Environment

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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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.

Contact Info
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

It's your health: the safety of compact flourescent lamps

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English
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Online
Author: 
Health Canada
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
May 2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

More and more Canadians are replacing regular incandescent light bulbs with more energy-efficient products, such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). While CFLs are being promoted because they are energy-efficient, their use has also raised health concerns.

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Order Information: 
Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN9781100159782
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