Toxic substances

Toxic substances

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.

 


 



Mercury poisoning: one woman’s story

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Lissa Donner
Edition: 
Vol 4, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article consists of an interview with a dental assistant who learns too late about the occupational hazards of mercury. Her story describes a struggle with illness, with the dental and medical professions, with the compensation system, with family and friends and with herself. 


Femme Toxic

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English
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Online
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Breast Cancer Action Montreal
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

A campaign whose goal  is to educate young Canadian women about the toxins in cosmetic and personal care products that are detrimental to human health and can increase the risk of cancer and other health-related disorders. Seeks also to provide people with the tools they need to create personal change and to influence national legislative reform. 

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Day in the life

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English
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En Ligne
Film
Publisher: 
Silent Spring Insitute

A short online video that follows a woman as she goes through her day, and identifies the toxic substances that she encounters throughout her day. 

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Dioxins and furans

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English
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Paper
Online
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Health Canada
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2001, 2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Defines dioxins and furans, describes how they are produced, and the negative health effects they cause. Highlights how individuals can reduce their risks to exposure.

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ISBN 0662358937
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Series: It's Your Health

Guide to less toxic products

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English
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Online
Author: 
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.

International POP's Elimination Network

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English
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Community education/development
Advocacy

IPEN is a unique global network of people and public interest organizations, which respects and enjoys a wide diversity of cultures, skills and knowledge. Together we share a common commitment to achieve a toxic-free future where chemical production, use and disposal does not harm people and the environment. We welcome you to the IPEN family to work together for the elimination of the world's toxic legacy and to ensure safe alternatives for the protection of all living things and the prevention of future contamination world wide."

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