Obesogens

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
Information provision and referral

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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Includes bibliographical references.

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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Portrait of the indigenous women of Asia

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Un portrait des femmes autochtones d’asie
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Asian Indigenous Women’s Network (AIWN), and the Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN: Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara), in partnership with Rights & Democracy
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2007
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Montreal QC

Information kit that highlights the work of indigenous women who are acting at the local, national and international levels to have their rights respected.  Also proposes possible avenues for action to enable indigenous women to take full advantage of legal instruments, and international for a and mechanisms that may be useful in furthering their work.

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