Search Resources (English): Environmental hazards

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Communicating about environmental risks and infant feeding

Examines the subject of environmental toxins in mother’s milk. Offers a balanced perspective about the warnings relating to breast milk and environmental contaminants.

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Published: 2003
Exposure: environmental links to breast cancer

Explores the little understood links between environmental degradation and breast cancer.

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Published: 2001
The cancer epidemic as a social event

Argues that while the medical profession and cancer research institutions attribute most of the cancer increase to genetic and lifestyle factors, carcinogens in our air, water, food, and workplaces are significant causes of cancer. Criticizes the main objective of the fight against cancer, which is to find treatments or cures rather than promoting preventive measures. Concludes that many cancers could be prevented if the cancer-causing chemicals were removed from our environment.

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Published: 2004
Body burden: the pollution in newborns. A benchmark investigation of industrial chemicals, pollutants, and pesticides in human u

Finds that an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants were present in umbilical cord blood from 10 babies born in August and September of 2004 in U.S. hospitals.

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Published: 2005
Health and environment - partners for life

Describes the current understanding of the relationship between human health and the Canadian environment, based on the findings from the Action Plan on Health and the Environment (APHE), other Health Canada programs and other sources of information. Focusses on those contaminants that are of particular concern to the health of Canadians, notes the progress made in reducing levels of environmental contaminants and describes the impact that the human-made or 'built' environment can have on our health. (See Details)

Published: 1997
Healthy lawns
Discusses ways to take care of your lawn without using pesticides or other harsh chemicals. (See Details)
Published: 2002
International summit on breast cancer and the environment: research needs
Reports on an agenda for research into the relationship between breast cancer and the environment. (See Details)
Published: 2002
State of the evidence: what is the connection between chemicals and breast cancer?
Examines the link between certain chemical compounds and breast cancer. Explains what is known and what research still needs to be done. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Child health and the environment: a primer
Explains why children are more vulnerable to contaminants than adults, major health effects of concern to children in Canada, and practical childproofing actions that people can take to protect their children. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Taking action for a healthy future: educational resource guide & community handbook for the film Exposure: environmental links t
Includes background information on the link between the environment and breast cancer, as well as guidelines for discussion, based on the film.
Published: 2002