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Air pollution, climate change and your health  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/alt_formats/hecs-sesc/pdf/pubs/air/climate-eng.pdf

Defines air pollution and climate change. Lists the negative effects air pollution and climate change have on health.

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Published: 2002
Air pollution and seniors  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/air/seniors-personne_agees-eng.php

Describes how senior are at a greater risk of health problems due to air pollution. Highlights air pollutions related health risks for seniors, sources of air pollution, what seniors can do to protect themselves, and how they can reduce air pollution.

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Published: 2002
Air pollution and heart and lung disease  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/air/heart_lung-cardio_pulmon_e.html
Highlights the negative impacts that air pollution has on people with heart and lung disease. Describes possible sources of air pollution and what individuals can do to protect themselves from it. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Outdoor air pollution and your health : what's the cost?  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/air/cost-cout_e.html
Highlights the relationship between the negative impact air pollution has on health and the economic cost this produces for Canadians. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Air pollution and active transportation  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/air/active-transport-actif_e.html
Describes how active or human powered transportation reduces air pollution and improves over all health. Lists causes of air pollution and how individuals can protect themselves from air pollution. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Dioxins and furans  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/environ/dioxin_e.html
Defines dioxins and furans, describes how they are produced, and the negative health effects they cause. Highlights how individuals can reduce their risks to exposure. (See Details)
Published: 2001, 2004
Climate change and health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/kyoto/suzuki.html
Examines the link between air pollution and climate change, as well as the benefits of the Kyoto accords for Canada and the health of Canadians. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Multiple chemical sensitivity: how chemical exposures may be affecting your health
Examines the effects that MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity) has had on the lives of over a dozen people from various backgrounds.
Published: 1998
Winning the war on cancer : Cancer prevention: Rachel Carson’s "imperative" need  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39386

A retrospective look at the forty-five years that have followed the release of Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring, that both struck the match that lit the modern environmental movement but also provided an eloquent, compelling argument that man-made substances were driving cancer rates to alarming levels.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2007
Breast milk : an untold story  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1985_Healthsharing_Vol_6_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article identifies the chemical hazards of breast feeding. Advocates for women to take control of their own health. List of resources.

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Published: 1985