Toxins

Toxins

Breast milk : an untold story

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Jeanne Jabanoski
Edition: 
Vol 6, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article identifies the chemical hazards of breast feeding. Advocates for women to take control of their own health. List of resources.

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. 

Toxic Free Canada

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
Services Provided: 
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

Collaborative on Health and the Environment toxicant and disease database

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English
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Online

A searchable database that lists over 200 diseases and conditions associated with exposures to toxic chemicals, including endocrine disruptors. The data are categorized by strength of scientific evidence (strong, good or limited). The database is updated as new data are published in scientific literature reviews. The database does not include information about the route, timing, duration, or amount of exposure, but refers researchers to research sources for this information. 

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Supplementary information relating to the chemicals identified is available through the Portal to Science on the CHE website: http://www.healthandenvironment.org/cgi-bin/portal.cgi

Disinfection & Downstream Effects: Gender and the Implications of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in our Water

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Sharon Batt
Edition: 
Vol.13 No. 1
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
January 2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Trace levels of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) are presently found in Canadian surface water and groundwater, and drinking water. Indeed, these compounds are starting to be acknowledged as pollutants that are persistent in our environment. Their ‘persistence’ is thought to derive not only from chemical properties that resist their breakdown in the environment, but from their continuous, and growing, release.

Toxic Trespass: Community activism on film: A film about children’s health and the environment

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Ellen Reynolds
Edition: 
Vol. 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the film Toxic Trespass, produced by Dorothy Goldin-Rosenberg, about Canada's "chemical valley" around Windsor and Sarnia and the impacts of environmental toxins presented through the stories of young children with asthma, cancers such as Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and leukemia, as well as other debilitating conditions linked with early exposure to toxins.

Prenatal (chemical) check-up: Study examines environmental chemicals in pregnant women, fetuses and infants in Canada

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Carolyn Shimmin
Edition: 
Vol. 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses Canada's largest study of environmental chemicals in pregnant women, fetuses and infants.

Toxins in Toiletries

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Madeleine Bird
Edition: 
Vol. 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the lack of regulatory oversight and awareness of the presence of toxic chemicals in cosmetics and the creation of a vibrant safe cosmetics movement.

Chemical exposure and human fertility

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English
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Online
Author: 
Warren Foster
Mary Louise Beecroft
Publisher: 
Infertility Awareness Association of Canada
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Assesses the literature about the association between exposure to chemicals such as dietary factors and environmental contaminants, and impaired human fertility. Concludes by stating that while there has been no increase in infertility, regulatory bodies should continue to review the published literature and where necessary take appropriate steps to restrict or eliminate the use of chemicals with the potential to harm human health.

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Hormonal pollution alert: protecting our long-term health, protecting the environment

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English
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Ellen Reynolds
Rosanna Baraldi
Galina De Repentigny
DES Action Canada
Publisher: 
DES Action Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Aims to inform general public of long-term health hazards of diethylstilbestrol (DES) and endocrine disrupters.

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DES.R49 2001
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Includes bibliographical references.
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