Health 41.2 - AJ

Health 41.2

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The Ultimate Health Issue with guest editor Gideon Forman (Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment) explores environmental issues with significant health impacts – toxics, pesticides, local food, resource extraction – that are poised to be key issues in this election year. The issue also captures the momentum of increasing efforts – and successes – by mainstream health organizations and medical professionals to protect the health of their patients by taking political action on environmental issues.

The Ultimate Health Issue with guest editor Gideon Forman (Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment) explores environmental issues with significant health impacts – toxics, pesticides, local food, resource extraction – that are poised to be key issues in this election year. The issue also captures the momentum of increasing efforts – and successes – by mainstream health organizations and medical professionals to protect the health of their patients by taking political action on environmental issues.

Some of the highlights:

  • David Colby and John O’Connor’s personal accounts of backlash after speaking out against the Alberta tar sands and in defence of wind power.
  • The pros and cons of nuclear power in relation to human health.
  • A look at the tactics being used in the fight against neonicotinoid pesticides and the battle to save Ontario’s pollinators.
  • The role of green space in mitigating mental health concerns.
  • An examination of prominent paleodisasters in Western Canada and the importance of preparing for them, should history repeat itself.

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