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Health & Wellness

Tar Sands Oil Development Is More Toxic Than Previously Thought, Study Finds
Health & Wellness  (tags: Cancer, Risks, Tar Sands, Alberta, Canada, #DirtyOil, #NoTarSands )

Brian
- 72 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, focused on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), persistent chemicals that are released during tar sands mining and processing and that have been associated with cancer.
Climate Change Rattles Mental Health of Inuit in Labrador
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, research, CLIMATE CHANGE, GLOBAL WARMING, investigation, protection, treatment, prevention, illness, mental health, Canada, Labrador )

Michael
- 97 days ago - cbc.ca
Researchers studying the mental health and well-being of Inuit populations in coastal Labrador say rising temperatures are having damaging psychological effects on people in traditional communities.
Canada To Launch Billion-Dollar Marijuana Free Market This Week
Health & Wellness  (tags: medical marijuana, Canada, Body-Mind-Spirit, medicine, interesting )

Cal
- 199 days ago - npr.org
Canada is ushering in what it projects to be a $1.3 billion medical marijuana free market this week, as it replaces small and homegrown pot production with quality-controlled marijuana produced by large farms
Pesticide Linked to Bee Deaths to Get Tighter Regulation
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, bees, pesticides, Canada, protection, government, warning )

Michael
- 216 days ago - cbc.ca
The Canadian government is trying to quell growing worries about pesticide dust killing millions of bees by introducing changes for crop farmers, but some beekeepers call it a "Band-Aid" solution.
CANADA SHOULD KEEP AN EYE ON THE FUKUSHIMA DISASTER
Health & Wellness  (tags: Canada, Fukushima, CFIA, seafood, food, ethics, health, government, risks, safety, society, study, warning, humans, environment, news )

Carrie
- 221 days ago - vice.com
"In British Columbia there is some monitoring and publication of radiation levels of foods being brought in from Japan, but there is no publication of radiation levels of food being caught from our shores," says Frank, adding the CFIA's last report...
Ask Canada to Improve Toxic Chemical Regulation ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, toxic cheimcals, Canada, protection, environment )

Cher
- 296 days ago - environmentaldefence.ca
Please help by sending a letter to the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment asking for better protection from toxic chemicals for Canadians
Parliament Considering Affordable Medicines Law ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Health & Wellness  (tags: humans, health, affordable medicines, laws, Canada, protection )

Cher
- 512 days ago - makepovertyhistory.ca
A bill now before Parliament would reform Canada's flawed Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR) so that Canada can export affordable generic medicines to poor countries. By approving this important piece of humanitarian legislation Parliament can save lives
Tell the Cosmetic Industry To Make Sure That We're "Just Beautiful"! ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: protection, health, humans, family, cosmetics, Canada, risks )

Nancy
- 567 days ago - environmentaldefence.ca
We can't believe that harmful substances are allowed in our cosmetics and personal care products, and that we consumers can't always tell what's in them. That's why we're asking that cosmetics in Canada be given a makeover. To help us make healthier...
Tell the USDA: No GE Apples! ACTION US
Health & Wellness  (tags: apple, gm, ge apple, Canada, US, food, health, monsanto, prevention, safety )

Nancy
- 601 days ago - salsa3.salsalabs.com
A Canadian company is asking the USDA to approve a genetically engineered (GE) apple that will not brown when sliced.We know that sliced apples turn brown when they're exposed to oxygen, but they don't lose any flavor or nutritional value, and not even...
Help Urge the USDA to Say
Health & Wellness  (tags: apple, gm, ge apple, Canada, US, food, health, Okanagan, prevention, safety )

Nancy
- 601 days ago - salsa.democracyinaction.org
The USDA is considering approving an apple genetically engineered to not turn brown when cut open. This non-browning apple, from the Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits, is a useless and risky response to a nonexistent problem.
Tell the USDA: Don't Trust the Makers of the GE Apple! ACTION US LINK
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, health, environment, gmo, health, Canada, family, nutrition, politics, food, apples )

Nancy
- 616 days ago - care2.com
Why is this Canadian company spending millions of dollars on developing the GE apple? It's all about the $120 million in profits they are projected to receive in the first ten years of bringing the GE apple to market.
Canada, Don't Slam Health Clinic Doors on the Poor ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Health & Wellness  (tags: humans, health, clinics, Canada, protection )

Cher
- 837 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Officials in British Columbia are as good as abandoning women in desperate need of health care. Five health clinics in BC are scheduled to close at the end of this month.
Tell Canada to Make Sure We're "Just Beautiful" ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Health & Wellness  (tags: humans, toxic chemicals, personal care products, Canada, laws, protection, environment, health )

Cher
- 974 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
It's time that our laws got a serious makeover. Ask the Minister of Health to strengthen and enforce Canada's regulation of toxic chemicals in our personal care products.
Harper Is Gambling Away Municipal Rights With EU Trade Deal,
Health & Wellness  (tags: Canada, climate change, environment, green jobs, local food movements, sustainability, water )

Julie
- 1047 days ago - canadians.org
Buy local policies will be banned by new rules which open up profit opportunities to multinational firms. CETA will compromise ethical or sustainable purchasing strategies and hinder services such as water, energy or transit remaining in public hands.
Moratorium on Genetically Modified Alfalfa Proposed
Health & Wellness  (tags: agriculture, Canada, environment, food, GMOs, government, health, organics )

Julie
- 1140 days ago - cban.ca
After huge public pressure over Bill C-474, Liberal members of the House of Commons Agriculture Committee tabled a motion calling for a moratorium on the approval of genetically modified alfalfa in Canada. Canadians, Take Action before March 10!
 

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