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Women’s Healthy Environments Network (WHEN)

BULLETIN #4 - September 26, 2013

Focus on...Environmental Health Consulting

Are you adequately informed about your home? Are you looking to improve your indoor spaces to improve health? Environmental Health Consulting can help create a home that is as healthy as possible for you and your family. Founded by Anne Stewart, Environmental Health Consulting is an Oakville-based consultancy that provides assessments, consulting, education and design to create healthier spaces for homes and small businesses. Contaminants in homes that may effect health include dust, mold, toxic pollutants, chemicals, building materials  and electrically-induced fields.

Environmental Health Consulting can check them all!  Having these factors assessed is preventative health.This year, Environmental Health Consulting has stepped up to support cancer prevention with a generous pledge of $500. Between now and October 31, Environmental Health Consulting will donate $50 to WHEN for every Health Home Assessment they complete. Additionally, they will be asking their clients to match that donation. Their Healthy Home Assessment investigators will test your air quality, electrical/magnetic and high frequency fields, lead, and water quality, and offer practical advice. WHEN is very pleased to have Environmental Health Consulting participating in the Cancer Prevention Challenge, and we hope you will help them raise funds for cancer prevention. 

See what our other businesses are up to:
  • Anarres Natural Health - If you are interested in learning how to heal and seeking alternatives to pharmaceutically-driven health care, consider taking part part in Anarres' DIY workshops. See the upcoming Dance Our Way Home Series
  • Marie Natie  - MarieNatie cosmetics are getting thumbs up from beauty bloggers around the world!  Use coupon code "preventcancer" to save 10% on new, chic and clean care approved products! 
  • Miik Inc. - Happy tweetin'! Between September 25 and October 31, Miik will donate $1 for every tweet mentioning @MiikInc (to a maximum of $250).  Plus, Miik has pledged to donate 10% of their sales from their online sales for the whole month of October.  Check out their site to see how Miik is "introducing change in a world of temporary, disposable clothing"
  • Clean Care - The Clean Care team is playing "girl guides" this month and will be selling MarieNatie (first Clean Care approved brand) all natural lip care packs to its community - bringing safer alternatives to you one clean product at a time.

Recipes for good health

Every mom knows that kids love to dip. This white bean dip recipe, contributed by Laura Beazley, is a favourite with her two young boys. Besides being a source of delicious kiddie entertainment, this dip is rich in antioxidants and fiber. With a blast of raw garlic, which research 
has shown may help prevent lung cancer, and a hint of Vitamin C-rich lemon, this dip a wonderful cancer-fighting accompaniment for snack time.

Click here for the full recipe.

What our participants are up to:

For the months of September and October, Enida has pledged to dispose of all of her personal care products that contain toxic chemicals and replace them with natural alternatives to raise awareness for cancer prevention. 
Marie will be hosting a series of dinner parties using local and organic ingredients. Tracey will be selling Clean Care products to raise funds, participating in a 30-day Bikram hot yoga challenge at Bikram Yoga Richmond Hill for the entire month of October. Bikram Yoga has also agreed to sponsor Tracey's challenge with a donation from their Karma class.

Campaign Update

Wow! Over $3,100 towards cancer prevention so far!  Way to go WHEN supporters!  

A big thanks to our business participants Anarres Natural Health, Clean Care, Environmental Health ConsultingMarie Natie Cosmetics, and Miik, and to our individual supporters who are doing some amazing challenges in support of cancer prevention.

If you haven't signed up for the Cancer Prevention Challenge yet, there is still time!

Click HERE to register.

Where the $$ goes

WHEN's newcomer workshops, developed in conjunction with settlement houses and refugee welcoming organizations, have become so popular we cannot keep up with demand. Engaging newcomer women and their families in discussions about the variety and scope of products in this new world has been widely welcomed and appreciated.

Learn more.
Women’s Healthy Environments Network (WHEN) aspires to a vision where every person is able to live free of exposure to environmental health risks. Recognizing that environmental health promotion starts with our everyday choices and decisions, WHEN connects women to the vital tools and information which will inspire and empower us to take action for prevention. ...Learn more

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