Environmental hazards

Environmental hazards

Environmental contaminants and breast cancer: the growing concerns about endocrine disrupting chemicals

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English
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Online
Author: 
Andreas Kortenkamp
Publisher: 
WWF-UK
Publication Date: 
2006

Examines the link between increasing rates of breast cancer and the impacts of hormone disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Highlights the need for strong legislation to control EDCs which are used in everyday products such as baby bottles and other plastics and cosmetics.

World Wildlife Federation - United Kingdom

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English

Seeks to influence global environmental issues through responsible actions, raises crucial environmental issues with policy-makers, business and industries, around the world.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
01483 426444
Email Address: 
supporterrelations@wwf.org.uk
Fax Number: 
01483 426409
Street Address: 
Panda House, Weyside Park, Godalming
City: 
Surrey
Postal/ZIP Code: 
GU7 1XR

Polluted children, toxic nation: a report on pollution in Canadian families

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English
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Online
Author: 
Jana Neumann
Sarah Winterton
Publisher: 
Environmental Defense
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Documents the chemical contamination of children, parents and grandparents from five Canadian families.

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Canadian Partnership for Children's Health & Environment

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
Services Provided: 
Research
Advocacy
Policy development

Forms an affiliation of groups with overlapping missions to improve children's environmental health in Canada.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-595-9579
Email Address: 
info@healthyenvironmentforkids.ca
Fax Number: 
416-761-4038
Street Address: 
130-215 Spadina Ave
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5T 2C7

Child health and the environment: a primer

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English
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Online
Author: 
Kathleen Cooper
Publisher: 
Canadian Partnership for Children's Health & Envrionment
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explains why children are more vulnerable to contaminants than adults, major health effects of concern to children in Canada, and practical childproofing actions that people can take to protect their children.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ENVI.C66 2005
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Includes bibliographical references.

Body burden: the pollution in newborns. A benchmark investigation of industrial chemicals, pollutants, and pesticides in human u

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Jane Houlihan
Timothy Kropp
Richard Wiles
Sean Gray
Chris Campbell
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Environmental Working Group
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Finds that an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants were present in umbilical cord blood from 10 babies born in August and September of 2004 in U.S. hospitals.

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Healthy lawns

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Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses ways to take care of your lawn without using pesticides or other harsh chemicals.

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Series: It's Your Health

Evra and the environment

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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

The cancer epidemic as a social event

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English
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Author: 
Robert Chernomas
Lissa Donner
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Argues that while the medical profession and cancer research institutions attribute most of the cancer increase to genetic and lifestyle factors, carcinogens in our air, water, food, and workplaces are significant causes of cancer. Criticizes the main objective of the fight against cancer, which is to find treatments or cures rather than promoting preventive measures. Concludes that many cancers could be prevented if the cancer-causing chemicals were removed from our environment.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0886273579
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