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CANADA


Breast Cancer Action Montreal: "Breast Cancer Action Montreal (BCAM) is a non-profit activist/advocacy group directed by women who have been sensitized to the trauma of breast cancer (affecting themselves or someone close to them) and who are committed - long-term - to erasing the disease."


Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment: "CAPE works to protect the environment in order to protect human health."


Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention: "The Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention is a non-government, environmental organization that encourages actions that avoid or minimize the creation of pollutants - actions that foster a healthier environment and a sustainable society."


Canadian Environmental Network: "For more than thirty years, the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) has been facilitating networking between environmental organizations and others who share its mandate - To Protect the Earth and Promote Ecologically Sound Ways of Life."


Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy: "Founded in 1970, CIELAP is an independent, not-for-profit research and education organization. We are a registered Canadian charity and one of Canada's top environmental think tanks."


David Suzuki Foundation: "We work with government, business and individuals to conserve our environment by providing science-based education, advocacy and policy work, and acting as a catalyst for the social change that today's situation demands."


Ecojustice Canada: "Ecojustice, formerly Sierra Legal Defence Fund, is Canada's leading non-profit organization of lawyers and scientists devoted to protecting the environment."


Environmental Defence: "Environmental Defence protects the environment and human health across Canada. We research. We educate. We go to court when we have to."


Pollution Probe: "Pollution Probe is a Canadian charitable environmental organization that

  • Defines environmental problems through research;
  • Promotes understanding through education; and,
  • Presses for practical solutions through advocacy.

Pollution Probe is dedicated to achieving positive and tangible environmental change."


Toxic Free Canada: "Toxic Free Canada is the new voice of the Labour Environmental Alliance Society (LEAS). LEAS was founded in 1998 to bring workers and environmentalists together in cooperative projects for toxics reduction and a green economy."

MEXICO


Please contact mmergel@toxipedia.org if you know of more organizations in Mexico. Thank you!

Greenpeace Mexico


Pesticide Action Network, Mexico (RAPAM)
Amado Nervo 23-B, Col. San Juanito
C.P. 56121 Texcoco, Mexico
Tel/Fax: (52-595) 95- 47744
Email: rapam@prodigy.net.mx

UNITED STATES


Note: Many of the below organizations are part of two national networks advocating for federal chemical policy reform: Safer States, and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.

Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine: "The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine is a diverse coalition of Maine-based organizations that have embarked upon a multi-year public health campaign to phase out the long-lived toxic chemicals that build up in the food web and our bodies."


Alaska Community Action on Toxics: "ACAT is a statewide organization established in 1997 and dedicated to achieving environmental health and justice. Our mission is: to assure justice by advocating for environmental and community health. We believe that everyone has the right to clean air, clean water, and toxic-free food."


American Nurses Association: "The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public."


American Public Health Association: "The Association aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States."


American Academy of Pediatrics: "Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults."


Basel Action Network: "BAN is the world's only organization focused on confronting the global environmental injustice and economic inefficiency of toxic trade (toxic wastes, products and technologies) and its devastating impacts."


Beyond Pesticides: "Beyond Pesticides (formerly National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides) works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides."


Breast Cancer Fund: "In response to the public health crisis of breast cancer, the Breast Cancer Fund identifies - and advocates for elimination of - the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease."


Campaign for Safe Cosmetics: "The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition effort launched in 2004 to protect the health of consumers and workers by securing the corporate, regulatory and legislative reforms necessary to eliminate dangerous chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products."


Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy: "A growing coalition of environmental health, policy, labor, environmental justice, interfaith, and other organizations who are working to create a better system for regulating toxic chemicals in California."


Californians for Pesticide Reform: "Californians for Pesticide Reform is a coalition of over 185 public interest groups dedicated to protecting human health and the environment from the dangers of pesticide use."


Center for Environmental Health: "The Center for Environmental Health protects people from toxic chemicals and promotes business products and practices that are safe for public health and the environment."


Center for Health, Environment, and Justice: "CHEJ was created out of a commitment and passion to work with communities at risk, to empower local families to take steps to protect their neighborhoods and families from unnecessary chemical threats."


Citizens' Environmental Coalition: "Citizens' Environmental Coalition is New York's leading environmental health organization bringing the grassroots to the statehouse to advocate for safe and healthy communities." 


Clean Production Action: "Clean Production Action's mission is to design and deliver strategic solutions for green chemicals, sustainable materials and environmentally preferable products."


Clean Water Action: "A national citizens' organization working for clean, safe, and affordable water, and prevention of health-threatening pollution."


Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut: "Our mission is to correct the fundamental flaws in government policies that allow harm to our health and environment."


Collaborative on Health and the Environment: "Founded in 2002, CHE is an international partnership of over 3,500 individuals and organizations in 45 countries and 48 states, including scientists, health professionals, health-affected groups, nongovernmental organizations and other concerned citizens, committed to improving human and ecological health."


Earthjustice: "Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment."


Ecology Center: "The Ecology Center is a Michigan-based nonprofit environmental organization that works at the local, state, and national levels for clean production, healthy communities, environmental justice, and a sustainable future."


Environmental Health Strategy Center: "The Environmental Health Strategy Center works to protect human health by reducing exposure to toxic chemicals, expanding the use of safer alternatives, and building partnerships that focus on the environment as a public health priority."


Environmental Working Group: "The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment."


Healthy Building Network: "Advocating environmental health and justice in homes and workplaces."


Healthy Legacy: "Healthy Legacy promotes healthy lives by supporting the production and use of everyday products without toxic chemicals. We advocate for consumer education, business leadership, and protective policies to advance safe alternatives in Minnesota."


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: "The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems."


Michigan Network for Children's Environmental Health: "The Michigan Network for Children's Environmental Health is a coalition of health professionals, health-affected groups, environmental organizations, and others dedicated to a safe and less toxic world for Michigan's children."


Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides: "The Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides protects the health of people and the environment by advancing alternatives to pesticides."


Oregon Center for Environmental Health: "The Oregon Center for Environmental Health is a non-profit, member-based organization that was founded in 1996 by a group of Oregonians who saw the need for a statewide organization dedicated to reducing and eliminating toxic chemicals that are long lasting and build up in living tissues, threatening the health and reproductive viability of humans and wildlife."


Oregon Environmental Council: "The Oregon Environmental Council advances innovative, collaborative solutions to Oregon's environmental challenges for today and future generations."


Pesticide Free Zone / Marin Beyond Pesticides: "When first established in 1997 we were known as Marin Beyond Pesticides Coalition, the coming together of 44 Marin organizations and businesses working to change the way people view the use of pesticides. Our goal today is to reduce the use of pesticides in schools and in private homes."


Pesticide Watch: "Since 1991, Pesticide Watch and Pesticide Watch Education Fund ("Pesticide Watch") have helped citizen groups across California develop sustainable solutions for dealing with pests, instead of using toxic pesticides. Our mission is to work side-by-side with Californians to prevent pesticide exposure, promote local farming, and build healthier communities."


Physicians for Social Responsibility: "Physicians for Social Responsibility is a non-profit advocacy organization that is the medical and public health voice for policies to prevent nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment."


Public Interest Research Group: "U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), stands up to powerful special interests on behalf of the American public, working to win concrete results for our health and our well-being."


Safer States: "Safer States is a network of diverse environmental health coalitions and organizations in states around the country that share a bold and urgent vision. We believe families, communities, and the environment should be protected from the devastating impacts of our society's heavy use of chemicals. We believe that new state and national chemical policies will contribute to the formation of a cleaner, greener economy."


Science and Environmental Health Network: "The Science and Environmental Health Network engages communities and governments in the effective application of science to protect and restore public and ecosystem health."


Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition: "Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition is a diverse non-profit organization engaged in research, advocacy and grassroots organizing to promote human health and environmental justice in response to the rapid growth of the high-tech industry."


The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow: "A broad coalition in Massachusetts working to pass laws and policies that prevent harm to our health from toxic chemicals."


The JustGreen Partnership: "The JustGreen Partnership seeks to build a healthy economy that provides good jobs producing clean products and services, in which our workplaces, schools, homes, communities and bodies are free of toxic chemicals."


Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition: "The Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition is a broad-based alliance of organizations across Washington state that rejects the trespass of persistent toxic chemicals in the environment and our bodies."


Washington Citizens for Resource Conservation: "Washington Citizens for Resource Conservation (WCRC) is the public's voice for zero waste.  We protect people and our natural world by advocating for products designed and produced to be healthy, safe, and continually recycled and reused."


Washington Toxics Coalition: "Washington Toxics Coalition protects public health and the environment by eliminating toxic pollution. WTC promotes alternatives, advocates policies, empowers communities, and educates people to create a healthy environment."


WE ACT for Environmental Justice: "WE ACT for Environmental Justice (West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.) is a non-profit, community-based, environmental justice organization dedicated to building community power to fight environmental racism and improve environmental health, protection and policy in communities of color."


Women's Voices for the Earth: "WVE seeks to reduce and ultimately eliminate environmental pollutants that cause health problems for women, their families and communities. To this end, WVE creates opportunities for women to influence environmental decision-making."


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