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Pathways to breast cancer: a case study for innovation in chemical safety evaluation

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Megan Schwarzman
Sarah Janssen
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Regents of the University of California
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2010

A report of the Breast Cancer and Chemicals Policy Project, arising because proposed legislation in the US calls for disclosure of information about the toxicity of industrial chemicals. Investigates how such efforts could help identify chemicals that may raise the risk of breast cancer. Includes a testing scheme, called the Hazard Identification Approach, that provides a methodology for identifying substances that could elevate breast cancer risk.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Rethinking breast cancer and the environment: the case for the precautionary principle

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Devra Lee Davis
Deborah Axelrod
Lisa Bailey
Mitchell Gaynor
Annie J. Sasco
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Volume 106, Number 9
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Environmental Health Perspectives
Publication Date: 
September 1998

Provides a framework for examining and determining the environmental causes of breast cancer. 

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Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (2.8M), or click on an image on the Abstract page to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.

State of the evidence 2010: the connection between breast cancer and the environment

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Janet Gray, Ph.D.
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6th ed.
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Breast Cancer Fund
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2010
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San Francisco, CA

This edition of the Breast Cancer Fund's landmark report summarizes and evaluates the scientific evidence linking exposures to chemicals and radiation in our everyday environments to increased breast cancer risk. It also links the science to actions we can take to reduce the risk.

Includes a new advocacy section, From Science to Action, by Janet Nudelman M.A. and Connie Engel, Ph.D.

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Includes bibliographic references. 132 pp

Trans PULSE resource guide

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J. Pandit (updated)
A. Teve (updated)
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2nd ed.
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Trans PULSE project
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A compilation of resources available for trans and transitioned people across Canada. For comments, additions, or corrections about the Resource Guide, please contact Katie Bradley at admin@transpulseproject.ca.

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Includes a category index.

Liberation! Helping women quit smoking: a brief tobacco-intervention guide

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Cristine Urquhart
Frances Jasiura
Nancy Poole
Tasnim Nathoo
Lorraine Greaves
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
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2012
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

A Practice Guide that supports providers in diverse contexts to start a converstaion with women about their smoking and the possibility of quitting. Draws largely from Motivational Interviewing – an evidence-based communication style to support change – to translate women-centred principles into practice.

A companion piece to this guide is under development: a compendium of facts and issues related to women and smoking for local, national and global audiences. Please also see BCCEWH work on women and tobacco at www.expectingtoquit.ca and www.coalescing-vc.org/virtualLearning/section4/default.htm

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Contains bibliographic references.

Montreal Health Press collection

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Montreal Health Press

The publications that make up the archives of the Montreal Health Press, scanned by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and now available online. 

The first publication of the MHP was the Birth Control Handbook, published in 1968  when it was illegal to give out information about contraception in Canada. This and subsequent guides to the successful use of birth control methods have influenced and helped generations of women and men for over 40 years.

Health equity clicks

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Cliquez pour l'équité en santé
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National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH)
Publication Date: 
2012

An online resource that identifies public health and health organizations that are taking action on the social determinants of health and advancing health equity. Builds upon the Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity into Canadian Public Health Practice - Environmental Scan conducted by the NCCDH in 2010. Aims to enhance knowledge among public health practitioners and researchers about key players that support action on the determinants of health. Also seeks to increase connections among public health professionals who address health equity. 

Get the Word Out!

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Parlons-en!
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Canadian Women's Health Network
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2012
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Breast cancer prevention project of the CWHN. Includes five postcards for public distribution. Aims to promote awareness of the need for researchers and policy-makers to focus on the causes of breast cancer. Examines the origin of the breast cancer ribbon campaign with its focus on preventable causes, and how the goals of breast cancer campaigns have focussed most of their resources on treatment and cure. Includes downloadable PDF’s of the five postcards, as well as five web pages where readers can learn more about the preventable causes of breast cancer, and link to the organizations that are looking at this issue.

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Available online. Contact the office to order postcards.

12th Annual national report card on health care

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12e Bulletin national annuel sur la santé
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Ipsos Reid Public Affairs
Publication Date: 
August 2012
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Results of the annual poll that measures public opinion with respect to the health of the Canadian health care system. Found that the growing disparity in income in Canada has also meant a growing disparity in Canadians' perceptions of their health. In this report, higher income respondents were 29 percentage points more likely to describe their health as excellent or very good in comparison to lower income respondents. In 2009, the gap between the two groups was 17 points.

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Gender equality and environmental rights for all

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From the perspectives of local women organisations in countries in transition and developing countries, this document looks at: how to develop a sustainable economy and women’s equal access to resources and finances, the challenge of climate change and sustainable mitigation solutions, especially access for women to safe and sustainable energy issues, the impacts of climate change on women and men and adaptation solutions, the gender issues related to the right of water and sanitation, and protecting women’s health from hazardous chemicals in daily products, waste, fuel and pesticides.

 

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