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Recent Releases from Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

Health and the Environment belong in the Same Box: Why Health Impact Assessments belong in Environmental Assessments

Published Tue, 3 Jan 2017 11:04:27 EST Read More

Op-Ed by: Dr. Courtney Howard, Dr. Trevor Hancock, Robert Rattle Perhaps because we mostly work inside boxes - hospitals, clinics, universities and office buildings - it has taken the world’s health community far too long to realize that human health belongs in the same box as what we call “the environment.” These ideas have been part of other thought systems, including Aboriginal concepts of wellness, for generations - but until recently they have been largely neglected within Wes...... Click here to read this release

Op-Ed: “Neonic” Pesticide Ban Vital for Bee Health --and Our Own

Published Wed, 8 Oct 2014 09:01:34 EST Read More

By Gideon Forman, Caroline Schultz, and Faisal Moola In a few short days many of us will gather among family and friends for a thanksgiving feast, and as we thank our hard-working farmers we must not forget about their petite partners in food production -- honey bees and other pollinators! But these vital creatures are now in peril, threatened by a new class of pesticides called “neonicotinoids” (“neonics”) which are used on over 95% of corn seed and 55% of so...... Click here to read this release

Op-Ed: Is Ontario blowing its chance to be an offshore wind winner?

Published Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:43:02 EST Read More

By Gideon Forman, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) Why is Ontario intent on squandering its “first mover” advantage in the renewable energy field? Huge steps on developing offshore wind are being made globally and by our neighbours to the south and yet in Ontario we are, at best, stuck in neutral. Why are the Americans aggressively committing to new offshore projects on the east coast of the US and their side of the Grea...... Click here to read this release