Environment and women's health

Pathways to breast cancer: a case study for innovation in chemical safety evaluation

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English
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Online
Author: 
Megan Schwarzman
Sarah Janssen
Publisher: 
Regents of the University of California
Publication Date: 
2010

A report of the Breast Cancer and Chemicals Policy Project, arising because proposed legislation in the US calls for disclosure of information about the toxicity of industrial chemicals. Investigates how such efforts could help identify chemicals that may raise the risk of breast cancer. Includes a testing scheme, called the Hazard Identification Approach, that provides a methodology for identifying substances that could elevate breast cancer risk.

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Download summary and full report from their website.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Rethinking breast cancer and the environment: the case for the precautionary principle

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English
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Online
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Devra Lee Davis
Deborah Axelrod
Lisa Bailey
Mitchell Gaynor
Annie J. Sasco
Edition: 
Volume 106, Number 9
Publisher: 
Environmental Health Perspectives
Publication Date: 
September 1998

Provides a framework for examining and determining the environmental causes of breast cancer. 

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Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (2.8M), or click on an image on the Abstract page to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.

Day in the life

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English
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En Ligne
Film
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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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Gender equality and environmental rights for all

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English
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Online

From the perspectives of local women organisations in countries in transition and developing countries, this document looks at: how to develop a sustainable economy and women’s equal access to resources and finances, the challenge of climate change and sustainable mitigation solutions, especially access for women to safe and sustainable energy issues, the impacts of climate change on women and men and adaptation solutions, the gender issues related to the right of water and sanitation, and protecting women’s health from hazardous chemicals in daily products, waste, fuel and pesticides.

 

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Available to download for free from their website.

Women in Europe for a Common Future

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
German
Services Provided: 
Advocacy
Policy development
Research

International network of over 100 women’s, environmental and health organisations implementing projects in 40 countries and advocating globally for a healthy environment for all. Strives for balancing the environment, health and economy, taking the different needs and perspectives of women and men into account. Enables women and men to participate at local and global levels in policy processes for sustainable development. Implements solutions locally and influences policy internationally.

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Email Address: 
wecf@wecf.eu
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Hormone disrupters and women’s health: reasons for concern

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English
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Paper
Online
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Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Publication Date: 
2008

Informative and accessible brochure on the topic of endocrine disruption and women’s health. (Scroll down the webpage given to download the downloadable brochure.)

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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