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Improving access to abortion services in Ontario: recommendations for health care providers  
http://www.ontla.on.ca/library/repository/mon/25006/310399.pdf

Information sheet on a research report on access to abortion services in Ontario, along with recommendations from an expert panel for care providers  for improving access to high quality, abortion services in Ontario. Based on four new studies that are a follow up to their abortion studies conducted 10 years ago. The four case scenarios include: availability of first trimester abortions in Ontario; complication rates, practices and procedures among Ontario hospital abortion providers; availability and safety of second trimester abortions in Ontario; and abortion curriculum and abortion training in Ontario Medical Schools.  

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Published: 2011
Improving access to abortion services in Ontario: information for women and proposed system changes  
http://www.ontla.on.ca/library/repository/mon/25006/310401.pdf

Information sheet for Ontario women based on a research report on access to abortion services in Ontario. Based on four new studies that are a follow up to abortion studies conducted 10 years ago. The four case scenarios include: availability of first trimester abortions in Ontario; complication rates, practices and procedures among Ontario hospital abortion providers; availability and safety of second trimester abortions in Ontario; and abortion curriculum and abortion training in Ontario Medical Schools.  

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Published: 2011
Improving access to abortion services in Ontario: recommendations for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care  
http://www.ontla.on.ca/library/repository/mon/25006/310394.pdf

Information sheet on a research report on access to abortion services in Ontario, along with recommendations from an expert panel for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care  on improving access to high quality, abortion services in Ontario.
Based on four new studies that are a follow up to their abortion studies conducted 10 years ago. The four case scenarios include: availability of first trimester abortions in Ontario; complication rates, practices and procedures among Ontario hospital abortion providers; availability and safety of second trimester abortions in Ontario; and abortion curriculum and abortion training in Ontario Medical Schools.

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Published: 2011
Improving access to abortion services in Ontario: recommendations for education programs, regulatory and accrediting bodies   
http://www.ontla.on.ca/library/repository/mon/25006/310396.pdf

Information sheet on a research report on access to abortion services in Ontario, along with recommendations from an expert panel for Education Programs, Regulatory and Accrediting Bodies  on improving access to high quality, abortion services in Ontario.
Based on four new studies that are a follow up to their abortion studies conducted 10 years ago. The four case scenarios include: availability of first trimester abortions in Ontario; complication rates, practices and procedures among Ontario hospital abortion providers; availability and safety of second trimester abortions in Ontario; and abortion curriculum and abortion training in Ontario Medical Schools.

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Published: 2011
Not a flower shop: exploring breast cancer risk and gender bias ... in the automotive plastic parts industry in Ontario  
http://cwhn.ca/en/networkmagazine/notaflowershop

Discusses the work of researchers Jim Brophy and Margaret Keith who have studied the links between cancer risk and occupation in the automovie plastics industry in Sarnia, Ontario. Much of the material used in this article is drawn from the chapter entitled “Plastics Industry Workers and Breast Cancer Risk: Are We Heeding the Warnings?” in the book Consuming Chemicals: Law, Science and Policy for Women's Health, edited by D.N. Scott and written by Brophy, Keith, and fellow researchers Robert DeMatteo, Michael Gilbertson, Andrew Watterson and Matthias Beck. 

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Published: 2012
Defining endocrine disruptors: are women workers in the automotive plastics industry particularly at risk?  
http://cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/resources/cancer/defining%20endocrine%20disruptors%20-%20EN%20Final.pdf

A clear language factsheet describing the possible health dangers from chemical expsurres experienced by women who work in the automotive plastics industry.  Exposures described are mainly by breathing the fumes and dusts, and also by absorption through the skin. Many of these chemicals interfere with hormone systems and are therefore called endocrine disruptors.

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Published: 2012
NNEWH Plastics workshop (video series)  
http://www.youtube.com/user/nnewh/videos

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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Published: 2012
Chemical exposure and plastics production: issues for women's health  
http://www.nnewh.org/images/upload/attach/2502NNEWH%20Lit%20Review%20-%20Chem%20Exp%20and%20Plastics%20Production.pdf

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

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Published: 2011
Hazardous substances: plastics  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/PlasticsFAQ.pdf

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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Published: 2011
Chemical exposures of women workers in the plastics industry with particular reference to breast cancer and reproductive hazards  
http://www.nnewh.org/images/upload/attach/5316New%20Solutions%20Article.pdf

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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Published: 2012