Perturbateurs endocriniens, le temps de la précaution

de M. Gilbert Barbier, sénateur du Jura

Office parlementaire d’évaluation des choix scientifiques et technologiques, Rapport 2011

Le rapport 2011 de M. Gilbert Barbier, sénateur du Jura, présente tout d’abord de manière simplifiée ce qu’est le système hormonal et ce qu’on entend par sa perturbation avant de faire le point sur la recrudescence supposée de maladies d’origine environnementale et sur leurs causes possibles.

Il analyse ensuite la notion même de perturbation endocrinienne pour en mesurer toutes les implications, car elle peut apparaître comme une véritable révolution. De nombreuses pages font référence au Distilbène (DES). Enfin, M. le Sénateur Barbier présente des propositions d’action.

Le Distilbène DES, en savoir plus

Staying with the Trouble : Making Kin in the Chthulucene

Donna J. Haraway’s poetic guide to finding connection in a time of crisis, 2016

Description

In the midst of spiraling ecological devastation, multispecies feminist theorist Donna J. Haraway offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants. She eschews referring to our current epoch as the Anthropocene, preferring to conceptualize it as what she calls the Chthulucene, as it more aptly and fully describes our epoch as one in which the human and nonhuman are inextricably linked in tentacular practices. The Chthulucene, Haraway explains, requires sym-poiesis, or making-with, rather than auto-poiesis, or self-making. Learning to stay with the trouble of living and dying together on a damaged earth will prove more conducive to the kind of thinking that would provide the means to building more livable futures. Theoretically and methodologically driven by the signifier SF—string figures, science fact, science fiction, speculative feminism, speculative fabulation, so far—Staying with the Trouble further cements Haraway’s reputation as one of the most daring and original thinkers of our time.

Awash in Urine,” chapter 5, begins with personal and intimate relations, luxuriating in the consequences of following estrogens that connect an aging woman and her elder dog, specifically, me and my companion and research associate Cayenne. Before the threads of the string figure have been tracked far, remembering their cyborg littermates, woman and dog find themselves in histories of veterinary research, Big Pharma, horse farming for estrogen, zoos, DES feminist activism, interrelated animal rights and women’s health actions, and much more. Intensely inhabiting specific bodies and places as the means to cultivate the capacity to respond to worldly urgencies with each other is the core theme.

More Information

  • Introduction and customer reviews on amazon and goodreads.
  • Donna Haraway lectures at the San Francisco Art Institute, April 25, 2017.
  • Chapter 5 Awash in Urine DES and Premarin in Multispecies Response-ability is lightly revised from Women’s Studies Quarterly 40, nos. 3/4 (spring/summer 2012): 301 – 16.
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World Cancer Day 2018 Infographic

Awareness infographic, printed for WCD2018

Get the facts with the World Cancer Day infographic, highlighting global cancer statistics and trends, along with an action list of what you can do to prevent cancer.

Top 5 most frequent cancers

Awareness Poster, printed for WCD2018

Changes in the way we live means that more and more people around the world are exposed to cancer risk factors like smoking, poor diet, and sedentary lifestyles. Educating and informing individuals and communities about the links between lifestyle and cancer risk is the first step in effective cancer prevention.

Where you live shouldn’t matter

Awareness Poster, printed for WCD 2018

Changes in the way we live means that more and more people around the world are exposed to cancer risk factors like smoking, poor diet, and sedentary lifestyles. Educating and informing individuals and communities about the links between lifestyle and cancer risk is the first step in effective cancer prevention.

Childhood Cancer Signs and Symptoms

Awareness Poster, printed for WCD 2018

Changes in the way we live means that more and more people around the world are exposed to cancer risk factors like smoking, poor diet, and sedentary lifestyles. Educating and informing individuals and communities about the links between lifestyle and cancer risk is the first step in effective cancer prevention.

Whatever You Choose to Do, Make a Difference to the Fight Against Cancer

We can. I can. WCD 2017-2018 Poster

The generic “We Can. I Can.” WCD 2017-2018 poster can easily be printed in A3 and shared via social media.

We Can Inspire Action, Take Action

Whatever you choose to do, make a difference to the fight against cancer

We can. I can.

The first step in driving progress around cancer is to push for actions that we know will improve survival rates and give cancer patients a better quality of life.

We Can Challenge Perceptions

Whatever you choose to do, make a difference to the fight against cancer

We can. I can.

In many cultures and societies today, cancer remains a taboo subject. People living with cancer are often subject to stigma and discrimination that may stop them admitting they have cancer and from seeking care and support. Even within communities where cancer is discussed openly, people affected by cancer can sometimes be discriminated against and feel isolated from friends and peers.

We Can Create Healthy Schools

Whatever you choose to do, make a difference to the fight against cancer

We can. I can.

Every school can foster a culture of healthy choices and habits by providing nutritious food and drink choices, as well as time for recreation and sport, and putting practical education about food and physical activity on the school curriculum.