This afternoon I participated in a webinar titled “Biomonitoring: measuring the pollution in women’s bodies to build healthier communites.”  These webinars are offered for free on a monthly basis. The Canadian Women’s Health Network invited Sharyle Patton to discuss how biomonitoring is being used to help inform personal choice and political engagement.

As some of you may know, a host of chemicals are involved in the technologies, materials and processes that we use in our modern-day lives.  It turns out that exposure to some of these chemicals may be linked to several diseases. The webinar introduced me to the discussion about how to monitor and limit exposure to certain chemicals. Biomonitoring is one method.

I do wish to return to this topic in detail. For now, if you are interested in learning more on this topic, Sharyle Patton shared many helpful links in her presentation:

http://www.saferchemicals.org/

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/

http://www.healthandenvironment.org/

http://www.endocrinedisruption.org/home.php

Be sure to check out The Canadian Women’s Health Network, too.

Tammy Schmidt, Montreal.

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