Endocrine disruptors

Role of environmental chemicals in diabetes and obesity

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Kristina A. Thayer
Jerrold J. Heindel
John R. Bucher
Michael A. Gallo
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2011

Report of the National Toxicology Program 2011 workshop evaluating the scientific evidence linking the development of diabetes to human exposure to environmental chemicals. 

 

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doi: 10.1289/ehp.1104597

Diabetes and the Environment: articles in the popular press

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Diabetes and The Enviroment

An array of resources on the relationship between diabetes and obesity and synthetic chemicals in our environment. 

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Diabetes and the Environment

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Private foundation
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Advocacy
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Website of Sarah Howard, National Coordinator of The Collaborative on Health and the Environment's Diabetes-Obesity Spectrum Working Group. Provides links to research and other information on the relationships between environmental chemicals and the development of diabetes.

Diabetes-obesity spectrum

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Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Examines obesity’s relationship to diabetes, and possible relationships being explored between synthetic chemicals and diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, or metabolic syndrome.

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Endocrine disruption

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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The Source

Discusses how women, who are still the primary caregivers, are more exposed to common endocrine disrupting chemicals such as household cleaning products, than are men, and this exposes them to health risks.

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Breast cancer risk in relation to occupations with exposure to carcinogens and endocrine disruptors: A Canadian case control study

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James Brophy
Margaret Keith
Andrew Watterson
Robert Park
Michael Gilbertson
Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale
Matthias Beck
Hakam Abu-Zahra
Kenneth Schneider
Abraham Reinhartz
Robert DeMatteo
Isaac Luginaah
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11:87 (doi:10.1186/1476-069X-11-87)
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Environmental Health
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November 19, 2012

Reports on a study seeking to contribute to a better understanding of cancer causation, particularly for work-related breast cancer. Found a statistically significant association of breast cancer risk with work in jobs classified as highly-exposed; 10 years of work in such jobs was estimated to increase breast cancer risk by 42 percent. For many specific sectors, with small numbers of women workers, there were too few people to show significant results, but for work in agriculture, metal-related manufacturing, automotive plastics, food canning operations, bars and casino work, statistically significant excesses were observed.

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Summary prepared by Ellen Sweeney, National Network on Environments and Women’s Health in collaboration with the Canadian Women’s Health Network, November 2012.

Hazardous substances: plastics

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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Canadian Auto Workers
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2011
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Ontario

Factsheet detailing the various plastics that workers may come in contact with in the auto industry, and how contact with these plastics may affect their health.

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Chemical exposure and plastics production: issues for women's health

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Exposition à des produits chimiques et production des matières plastiques : problèmes pour la santé des femmes
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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
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Robert DeMatteo
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
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2011
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Toronto, ON

A literature review of chemical exposure and plastics production as it relates to women's health.

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NNEWH Plastics workshop (video series)

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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
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2012
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Windsor, ON

Fourteen videos documenting a workshop hosted by NNEWH in partnership with the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) in January 2012 in Windsor, Ontario. The workshop dealt with recent studies on the emerging health concerns for women workers in the auto sector, specifically plastics manufacturing and the possible elevated incidence of breast cancer and reproductive problems in women plastics workers. 

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Film review - Programmed to be Fat

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Recension de film - Programmed to be Fat
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
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Alex Merrill
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Network Magazine, 2012
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Canadian Women's Health Network
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August 2012
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Winnipeg, MB

Review of the film Programmed to be Fat, directed by Bruce Mohun, written by Bruce Mohun and Helen Slinger, and produced by Sue Ridout, Helen Slinger and Sara Darling for Dreamfilm Productions in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.This documentary examines emerging evidence that chemicals in our environment infiltrate pregnant women’s bodies and “program” their babies to be fat or obese as adults. The film aired on CBC Television’s The Nature of Things on January 12, 2012.

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