Environmental Health

Coal and Economics Virtual Town Hall

Mar 23 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

From the AWA website:

Alberta’s Rocky Mountains and Foothills are facing an unprecedented threat; coal mining exploration and development in the Eastern slopes has the capacity to pollute vital headwaters and completely dismantle fragile ecosystems.

Coal and Health Virtual Town Hall

Feb 16 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

From the AWA website:

Alberta’s Rocky Mountains and Foothills are facing an unprecedented threat; coal mining exploration and development in the Eastern slopes has the capacity to pollute vital headwaters and completely dismantle fragile ecosystems.

Call for Comments: Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Human Health: Lead

Initiative: 
Draft Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Human Health: Lead
Deadline: 
30 Jul 2020

Draft Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Human Health: Lead are available for public review and comment until July 30, 2020.

Scientific Criteria Document

Fact Sheet

The draft provisional guidelines revise the 1999 Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for lead for the protection of human health only. The soil quality guidelines for lead for the protection of environmental health have not been revised.

Webinar: COVID-19 and climate change

Apr 3 2020 - 9:00am

In the week and a half since the webinar we ran on the COVID-19 pandemic for the climate community, things have changed significantly. Join us for a discussion of the current state of the COVID-19 response, what the climate movement can start thinking about now, and what this crises will mean for our work going forward.

Register for the webinar

Winning Climate Action with Health Evidence

Jul 10 2019 - 9:00am

Kim Perrotta, Executive Director with the Canadian Association of Physicians (CAPE), and editor of CAPE's new Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals, will provide an overview of the health impacts of climate change at a global scale and in Canada, and describe what CAPE is doing to foster engagement by health professionals in Canada's climate change debate. 

Tainted science used to justify continued use of pesticide linked to cancer

“Monsanto papers” suggest some studies Canada used to okay glyphosate use were biased

OTTAWA – With the recent revelation that Monsanto allegedly manipulated studies on glyphosate, health and environmental groups are calling on the federal government to carefully consider the notorious “Monsanto papers” as it deliberates the future of the chemical’s use in Canada.

“Some of the studies and publications Health Canada relied on to approve the continued use of glyphosate in Canada have been implicated in alleged misconduct by the chemical giant, Monsanto,” said Dr. Elaine MacDonald, Healthy Communities director at Ecojustice. “The question now is whether Canada will choose to turn a blind eye to this fact and continue to rely on this research to justify exposing Canadians to products that could cause cancer.”

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