Breast cancer and chemicals

Breast milk : an untold story

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Jeanne Jabanoski
Edition: 
Vol 6, No.3
Publisher: 
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.

Being proactive about your breast health

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English
Translated Title: 
S’occuper activement de la santé de ses seins
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Verna Hunt
Edition: 
To the Point - Guest Column
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2013

Discusses a holistic approach to breast health and breast cancer prevention that accounts for the evidence that breast cancer is caused not only by genetic predisposition, but also by environmental and lifestyle factors.

The Cancer-Smart Guide to Breast Cancer Prevention

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English
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Online
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Toxic Free Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

A free 24-page downloadable guide to peer-reviewed research on breast cancer prevention.

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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-0-9735886-5-1

Cornelia Dum

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Women with particular health conditions
Organization Type: 
Private foundation
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Health promotion

A not-for-profit, non-subsidized and independent Montreal website founded in 2009, dedicated to women touched by breast cancer and committed to reveal the possible environmental causes related to cancer, in particular the conventional products of hygiene, beauty care and cosmetics.

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info@corneliadum.com
City: 
Montreal
Province: 
Quebec
Country: 
Canada

Chemical exposures of women workers in the plastics industry with particular reference to breast cancer and reproductive hazards

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English
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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Robert Dematteo
Anne Rochon Ford
Margaret M. Keith
Michael Gilbertson
James T. Brophy
Jyoti Pharityal
Anne Wordsworth
Magali Rootham
Andrew E. Watterson
Dayna Nadine Scott
Matthias Beck
Edition: 
Vol. 22(4) 427-448
Publisher: 
New Solutions (Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.)
Publication Date: 
2012

Explores the occupational exposures in producing plastics and health risks to workers, particularly women, who make up a large part of the workforce. Demonstrates that workers are exposed to chemicals that have been identified as mammary carcinogens and endocrine disrupting chemicals, and that the work environment is heavily contaminated with dust and fumes. Finds that, as a consequence, plastics workers have a body burden of environmental contaminants that far exceeds that found in the general public.

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This research was funded by Health Canada in the form of a grant to the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health at York University and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation–Ontario Region.

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

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English
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Online
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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
Edition: 
11:87 (doi:10.1186/1476-069X-11-87)
Publisher: 
Environmental Health
Publication Date: 
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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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 1476-069X
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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.

Breasts: A natural and unnatural history

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English
Author: 
Florence Williams
Publisher: 
WW Norton and Co.
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Written by science journalist Florence Williams who discusses the latest science from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medicine as it relates to breast health. Investigates the life cycle of the breast from puberty to pregnancy to menopause. Examines examines how our breasts and our environment are intricately related because breasts are made up of fat and glandular tissue and more easily absorb chemical toxins from the environment than do many other parts of our body. 

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ISBN/ISSN: 
0393063186
978-0393063189
Notes: 
Hardcover, 352 pages, includes bibliographical references.

Book review - Breasts: A natural and unnatural history

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English
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Compte rendu de livre - Breasts: A natural and unnatural History
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2012

Reviews the book Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams. Breasts examines how our breasts and our environment are intricately related because breasts are made up of fat and glandular tissue and more easily absorb chemical toxins from the environment than do many other parts of our body.

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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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What do we mean by "trauma-informed"? (webinar)

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Dr. Vivian Brown
Margaret Bryans
Stephanie Capyk
Lynda Dechief
Arlene Haché
Dr. Robin Mason
Nancy Poole
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Features a discussion between six researchers and/or service providers across Canada and the U.S. who work with women in the areas of mental health, substance use and trauma/violence. Following the initial presentations, participants asked questions and heard these questions discussed in a real-time, round-table format.

This webinar is part of the larger project "Assisting Women with Mental Health, Substance Use and Trauma-Related Concerns with Trauma-Informed Approaches" and follows an earlier webinar featuring Dr. Vivian Brown and Dr. Laurie Drabble.

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Available online.
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Includes video of the webinar and Powerpoint slides.
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