Environmental hazards

Environmental hazards

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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Includes bibliographical references.

Guide to less toxic products

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English
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Online
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Nova Scotia Allergy & Environmental Health Association
Publisher: 
Nova Scotia Allergy & Environmental Health Association
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Provides information about potential health risks of commonly used products. Helps identify less toxic alternatives for personal care, household cleaning, baby care, and household pest control. Also provides information to help evaluate products not in this Guide in order to choose the safest ones.

Breastfeeding in a contaminated environment

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Penny Van Esterik
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines how toxic chemicals in the environment can pose prenatal and postnatal health risks in infants, children and the general public. Discusses the chemical residues in breast milk.

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ISSN 14800039

Occupational/environmental exposures

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English
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Online
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Motherisk
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Lists Motherisk’s published research on the potential health risks of environmental and workplace exposure for pregnant women.

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Taking action for a healthy future: educational resource guide & community handbook for the film Exposure: environmental links t

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English
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Paper
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Women's Healthy Environments Network
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Includes background information on the link between the environment and breast cancer, as well as guidelines for discussion, based on the film.

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BREC.T35

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.

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

International summit on breast cancer and the environment: research needs

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English
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Online
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Environmental Health Sciences Center
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Berkeley, CA

Reports on an agenda for research into the relationship between breast cancer and the environment.

State of the evidence: what is the connection between chemicals and breast cancer?

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English
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Online
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Nancy Evans (ed.)
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The Breast Cancer Fund & Breast Cancer Action
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Examines the link between certain chemical compounds and breast cancer. Explains what is known and what research still needs to be done.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Communicating about environmental risks and infant feeding

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Penny Van Esterik
Publisher: 
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the subject of environmental toxins in mother’s milk. Offers a balanced perspective about the warnings relating to breast milk and environmental contaminants.

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors

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Educational Institution
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English
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Research
Community education/development

Addresses the relationship between environmental risk factors and breast cancer through a variety of research and education strategies. Translates scientific findings and data into understandable and accessible information.
NOTE: The BCERF Program on the Cancer Risk of Environmental Chemicals in the Home and Workplace closed on March 31, 210. For more information, go to: http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/closure.cfm

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(607) 254-2893
Email Address: 
breastcancer@cornell.edu
Fax Number: 
(607) 255-8207
Street Address: 
112 Rice Hall Cornell University
City: 
Ithaca
Province: 
New York
Postal/ZIP Code: 
14853-5601
Internal Notes : 
url (http://www.cfe.cornell.edu/bcerf/) does not appear valid, changed to current link, we need to determine where we can save their info for our database, as they are shutting down soon.
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