Water pollution

Water pollution

Mothers: the first environment

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Katsi Cook
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Vol 13, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the reproductive health effects of industry resulting in toxic contaminants in the air, water, soil and food chain. Shows how communities can respond with the example of the resistance of Mowhawk women and The Akwesasne Mother's Milk Project.

 


 



Breast milk : an untold story

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English
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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.

The gendered health effects of chronic low-dose exposures to chemicals in drinking water

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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: 
Susanne Hamm
With contributions by Troy Dixon, Bryony Halpin, Pat Hania, Laila Harris, Jyoti Phartiyal, Mary Rollins-Lorimer, and Anne Sabourin
With input from Dr. Dayna Nadine Scott, Director, NNEWH, and the Women & Water Steering Committee
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents the results of research examining drinking water data in five case studies spanning communities across the country. The data was examined in the context of emerging epidemiological evidence on low-dose exposures and their potential health effects during key developmental and reproductive life stages that can create “windows of vulnerability” with a distinctly gendered character. Confirms that for Canadians, the quality of your drinking water, from a long-term health perspective, depends on where you live.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Full circle: drugs, the environment and our health (Chapter 9 of The Push to Prescribe: Women & Canadian Drug Policy)

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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: 
Sharon Batt
Publisher: 
Women's Press (Now owned by Canadian Scolar's Press)
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

The Push to Prescribe: Women & Canadian Drug Policy discusses the complexity surrounding women and pharmaceuticals and uses the best evidence to argue for changes that better reflect women's needs in public health policy and that ensure those who are best suited to make these determinations are included in policy-making.

This chapter looks from a public health perspective at the trace amounts of pharmaceuticals and personal care products that have been detected in Canadian water, with particular attention to women’s relationship to this issue.

The Push to Prescribe, edited by Anne Rochon Ford and Diane Saibil and published by Women’s Press, is available at your local bookstore or can be ordered online at www.cspi.org.

This chapter is being made available by National Network on Environments and Women's Health. Please note that this chapter is for individual use only and distribution is prohibited.

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Women and water

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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
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The National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010

A website that seeks to contribute to the dialogue around Canadian water policy through water research that affects women and their health. Women have historical and traditional ties and spiritual relationships with water. In this way, water is of central importance to health broadly-defined (i.e. not just physical health). However, often women are not specifically studied or physical effects on women are measured in relation to the health of their unborn and new babies. This website will explore the gendered risks to women in a country where access to safe water is often taken for granted.

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Aboriginal women, water and health: reflections from eleven First Nations, Inuit, and Métis grandmothers

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Kim Anderson
Publisher: 
Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence & Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

Presents the reflections of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Grandmothers from different regions of Canada and different Indigenous nations. Explores the diversity as well as the commonalities among Aboriginal women and their relationships with water.

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ISBN # 978-1-897250-32-7

Women and Water in Canada: The significance of privatization and commercialization trends for women's health

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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Paper
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
August 2009
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines contemporary pressures to move towards the privatization and commercialization of water services and delivery in Canada and evaluates the gendered health implications for women that would flow from these choices.

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Women and water

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Signy Gerrard
Edition: 
Vol.12 No.1
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2009/2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Outlines the research being done by the National Network on Environments and Women's Health (NNEWH) on women's relationship to our most essential resource.  The author looks at the NNEWH's website www.womenandwater.ca , a research initiative on women and water in Canada exploring Canadian water issues and the implications for women's health.

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ISSN 14800039

Winning the war on cancer : Cancer prevention: Rachel Carson’s "imperative" need

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Liz Armstrong
Angela Rickman
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A retrospective look at the forty-five years that have followed the release of Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring, that both struck the match that lit the modern environmental movement but also provided an eloquent, compelling argument that man-made substances were driving cancer rates to alarming levels.

Full circle: drugs, the environment and our health

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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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Author: 
Sharon Batt
Edition: 
Vol. 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses "drugs in the water": trace amounts of pharmaceuticals detected in Canada's lakes, rivers, streams, and tap water (as well as other chemicals such as that from food and drug products), and the ways in which women are particularly affected by ecosystem contamination with pharmaceutical and personal care products.

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