Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
February 3, 1999
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Persistant Organic Pollutants: Hand-Me-Down Poisons That Threaten Wildlife and People, January 1999* World Wildlife Fund. Overview of the characteristics of POPs as well as their effects on wildlife and human health. Case studies include the effects of POPs on the Inuit people and whale populations. Available at http://www.worldwildlife.org/toxics. 20 pp. Hardcopies are free of charge. To order, please contact Tina Skaar, World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St., NW, Washington D.C. 20037; phone (202) 778-9606; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Hazards and Exposures Associated with DDT and Synthetic Pyrethroids Used for Vector Control, 1999* World Wildlife Fund. Outlines health and environmental effects of DDT and pyrethroids associated with disease vector control, including their effects on the nervous system and the immune system and their role in causing cancer. Profiles routes of exposure and recommendations for further research. 46 pp. US$10. Contact Tina Skaar, World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St., NW, Washington D.C. 20037; phone (202) 778-9606; email email@example.com.
*List of POPs Focal Points, June 15, 1998* United Nations Environment Programme. Lists experts on POPs in 82 countries. Areas of expertise include alternatives to pesticide and industrial POPs, identification of sources of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) as well as dioxins and furans. Available on the United Nation's Environment Programme Home Page at http://irptc.unep.ch/pops/.
*Iniciativa sobre el manejo adecuado de sustancias químicas según el Acuerdo de cooperación ambiental de América del Norte: Compromisos y planes de acción regionales, Junio 1998* Comisión para la Cooperación Ambiental en América del Norte. Spanish. Also available in English and French. Outlines measures for identifying additional POPs and implementing actions to reduce use in Canada, the United States and Mexico, according to the North American Work Group on the Rational Management of Chemical Substances. Examines existing national and international initiatives for the management of chemical substances. Contains chapters specifically targeted at the management of DDT and chlordane in North America. Available online at http://www.cec.org/spanish/resources/publications/index.cfm.
*Canadian Arctic Contaminants Assessment Report,1997* Northern Contaminants Program. Provides an evaluation of the current state of contamination in the Canadian Arctic environment. Identifies sources of organochlorines, metals and radionuclides and discusses their transport in the atmosphere, soil, ocean, rivers, and snow. 460 pp. Free. Contact Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Rm. 658A, 10 Wellington St., Hull, Quebec K1A OH4; phone (819) 953-8109; fax (819) 953-9066; email firstname.lastname@example.org.