Environment and women's health

Where have all the nurses gone?

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Pat Armstrong
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Vol 9, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses changes in nurses training and new hospital management strategies. Illustrates how the work environment for nurses has transformed and introduces the controversy of technology vs hands-on care.  

Weeds, wildflowers and women

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Connie Guberman
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Vol 8, No.2
Publisher: 
Women
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article describes various plants, their uses, nutrients they offer and ways to prepare them. 

Taking action

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Ruth St. Amand
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Vol 6, No.3
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Interview with Saskia Post, a mother who gave birth to a child with multiple deformities due to the chemical environment she was exposed to while working at English Plastics in Brampton Ontario. Saskia launched a law suit against her former employer. 

Breast milk : an untold story

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Jeanne Jabanoski
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Vol 6, No.3
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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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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Harriet Rosenberg
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Vol 5, No. 2
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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. 

The radical orthodoxy of naturopathic medicine

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Carole Yawney
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Vol 4, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

In this article a medical anthropologist proposes naturopathy as an alternative to the invasive system of drugs and surgery. Describes naturopathy; principles and practice. 

The politics of artificial light

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Roberta Rivers
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Vol 3, No.2
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

 This article addresses our increased dependency on artificial light, specifically fluorescent light. Describes how this increased dependency came to be. identifies how this change in our environment has impacted our bodies and biological rhythms. Explains how artificial light differs from the sun. 

If the chair fits, sit on it

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Jennifer Penney
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vol 2, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses workplace furniture and our bodies. Provides a checklist to determine whether the chair you sit on at work is good for your well being. Recommends what to do about it.

Plastics industry workers and breast cancer risk: Q & A

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Translated Title: 
Les travailleuses de l’industrie des matières plastiques et le risque du cancer du sein : Q et R
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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A question and answer format factsheet on the health issues facing women who work in industries, such as the automotive industry, in which they work with plastics. Discusses the risk of developing breast cancer due to these exposures, the current situation with occupational health standards, and what should be done to change those standards.

Human fertility under attack: from research to action on phthalates and endocrine disruptors

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Réseau Environnement Santé
Publication Date: 
April 10, 2012
Publication Place: 
Paris, France

A video of an address by Dr. Shanna Swan to the Assemblée Nationale colloquium on endocrine disruptors, focussing on phtalates and fertility.

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