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An Ounce Newsletter (July 2013)

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Cancer Fact

Did you know that Canada saved the asbestos industry when it was headed for extinction in the early 1990s by targeting developing countries as new markets? Read more on the topic from Kathleen Ruff in this issue of An Ounce!


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Yummy & Health Recipe

By Sharon Labchuk

Raw Sesame Chocolate Halvah

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Global Asbestos Trade Increased by more than 20% in 2012

By Kathleen Ruff

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From Great Grandma to You: Epigenetic changes reach down through the generations

By Tina Hesman Saey

Like many women with parents of the Mad Men generation, Susan Murphy grew up in a household full of cigarette smoke. Both dad and mom smoked heavily, even while Murphy was in her mother’s womb.

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Nanomaterials – should we be concerned?

By Sandra Madray

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Incineration Campaign Update

By Linda Gasser

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The Best of the Fests

By Heather Garrod

Healthy living is becoming a priority for more and more Canadians these days. The Public Health Agency of Canada defines healthy living as “the practice of health-enhancing behaviours, or put simply, living in healthy ways. This implies the physical, mental and spiritual capacity to make healthy choices.’’

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RF Radiation: Convenience at the Expense of Our Health?

By Meg Sears

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Earth Action on PEI Pesticides

By Sharon Labchuk

The season of poison begins this month in PEI. It’s also the season of fear, stress and even terror for Islanders who understand what it means to be exposed to toxic agricultural pesticides. Over the past 20 years I’ve had countless calls from scared and angry people during spray season, many too fearful to give their names. They want to tell me how their kids, their pets or their livestock were sickened after the potato sprayer dumped its poisonous load near their homes. They worry about ever-increasing levels of chemical fertilizer in their drinking water.

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Fracking and Health Awareness Project

By Barb Harris

A new website, frackingandhealth.ca, aims to gather in one place a wide range of information including studies, news, analysis and commentary on health issues associated with shale gas industrial development and fracking.

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Physicians for the Environment Get Early Coal Plant Closure

By Gideon Forman

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Meet the Endocrine System, and Disruptors

By Meg Sears

It is what makes guys into guys, and gals into gals. It makes you feel perky or lethargic, warm or cold, hungry or not, and much, much more. It is the endocrine system.

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Endocrine Update

By PCN Staff

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Quest for a Cure

By PCN Staff

Join us in Cawston, British Columbia for the 3rd Annual “Quest for a Cure” Dinner, Concert & Dance Party! It’s the Ultimate Destination Party with Key Note Speaker Dr. Gurdev Parmar, ND, FABNO. All proceeds go to Prevent Cancer Now and the Canadian Cancer Society of B.C.

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PCN Shorts

By PCN Staff

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

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