Environmental illnesses

Environmental illnesses

State of the evidence: the connection between breast cancer and the environment

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Janet Gray Ph.D.
Janet Nudelman, M.D.
Connie Engel, Ph.D.
Publisher: 
Breast Cancer Fund (US)
Publication Date: 
2008

A comprehensive report on the environmental exposures linked to increased breast cancer risk, including natural and synthetic estrogens; xenoestrogens and other endocrine-disrupting compounds; carcinogenic chemicals and radiation.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Our stolen future

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English
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Online

Website that explores the emerging science of endocrine disruption, or how some synthetic chemicals interfere with the ways that hormones work in humans and wildlife. Based on The book Our Stolen Future on endocrine disruption and the common contaminants can interfere with the natural signals controlling development of the fetus.

Toxic Trespass: Community activism on film: A film about children’s health and the environment

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Ellen Reynolds
Edition: 
Vol. 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the film Toxic Trespass, produced by Dorothy Goldin-Rosenberg, about Canada's "chemical valley" around Windsor and Sarnia and the impacts of environmental toxins presented through the stories of young children with asthma, cancers such as Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and leukemia, as well as other debilitating conditions linked with early exposure to toxins.

Canada’s North in a changing climate: Hearing from the women of Nain

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Meena Nallainathan
Edition: 
Vol 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses research done where women's insights about climate change came from their experiences travelling, hunting, harvesting, hanging fish and laundry outdoors to dry and raising their families.

World Wildlife Federation - United Kingdom

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English

Seeks to influence global environmental issues through responsible actions, raises crucial environmental issues with policy-makers, business and industries, around the world.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
01483 426444
Email Address: 
supporterrelations@wwf.org.uk
Fax Number: 
01483 426409
Street Address: 
Panda House, Weyside Park, Godalming
City: 
Surrey
Postal/ZIP Code: 
GU7 1XR

Environmental contaminants and breast cancer: the growing concerns about endocrine disrupting chemicals

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English
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Online
Author: 
Andreas Kortenkamp
Publisher: 
WWF-UK
Publication Date: 
2006

Examines the link between increasing rates of breast cancer and the impacts of hormone disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Highlights the need for strong legislation to control EDCs which are used in everyday products such as baby bottles and other plastics and cosmetics.

How strong is the evidence of a link between environmental chemicals and adverse effects on human reproductive health?

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Richard M Sharpe
Stewart Irvine
Publisher: 
British Medical Journal
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Describes the current evidence for the link between environmental chemicals and human reproductive health, and the difficulty in obtaining such data or the genuine absence of effects.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14685833
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Includes bibliographical references.

Environmental Hypersensitivity Association of Ontario

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
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Information provision and referral
Support group/peer support

Promotes concerns about the adverse health effects of natural inhalents and chemicals in the air, food and water. Promotes public awareness and provides information to individuals about a healthier approach to improve the quality of everyday living. Also provides workshops, seminars and accurate information about healthy environments, preventative measures and current medical research. Publishes literature on a variety of environmental subjects. Provides opportunities to network and discuss difficulties on a person-to-person basis with knowledgeable people in a support group setting.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(905) 826-9384
Street Address: 
Box 1250 Station "K"
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4P 3E4
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