PANNA: Resource Pointer #197


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #197

February 24, 1999

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Beyond Pesticides: Pollution Prevention is the Cure, May 14-16, 1999, Santa Barbara, CA* Sponsored by the National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides (NCAMP) and Pesticide Watch Education Fund. Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., author of "Living Downstream" will be keynote speaker. Focus will be on reducing pesticide reliance and eliminating pesticide use in our communities and schools. Workshop will also cover emerging concerns and considerations around effects of new technologies such as bio-engineered food crops. Contact National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides, 701 E St., Suite 200, Washington DC 20003; phone (202) 543-5450; (202) 543-4791; email ncamp@ncamp.org.

*What Works, What Doesn't? Community-Based Research and Strategies for Change, June 11-13, 1999, Amherst, Massachusetts* Sponsored by the Loka Institute. For community activists, scholars, funders, students and experienced practitioners of community-based research. Offers an opportunity to share experiences and provide strategies for overcoming obstacles. Includes an optional half day introductory workshop. Contact the Loka Institute, P.O. Box 355, Amherst, MA 01004; The Loka Institute; fax (413) 559-5811; email Loka@amherst.edu; web site http://www.loka.org.

*Online Resource Guide on Children's Environmental Health* Children's Environmental Health Network. http://www.cehn.org. Provides an overview of children's environmental health and children's vulnerability. Offers information on and links to organizations working in the field and data sources that pertain to protecting children from environmental health hazards. Covers issues such as childhood cancer, endocrine disruptors and air quality.

*Headlice Information Website* Harvard School of Public Health. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/headlice.html#methods. Gives an overview of what headlice are and how they differ from other types of lice. Discusses chemical treatment and lice resistance to insecticides. Provides alternative methods of control such as mechanical removal, suffocating agents, heat treatment and freezing treatment.

*The Truth About Breast Cancer: A Seven Step Prevention Plan, 1998* Joseph Keon Ph.D. Examines risk factors in breast cancer including pesticides, household cleaners and cosmetics. Also examines dietary factors of cancer and makes recommendations for risk reduction, including eating organic fruits and vegetables; drinking purified water; avoiding alcohol; exercising regularly and reducing stress levels. 314 pp. US$18. Contact Parissound Publishing, 16 Miller Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941; phone (888) 544-LIFE; fax (415) 381-5374; email Parissound@aol.com.

We encourage those interested in having resources listed in the PANUPS Resourse Pointer to send review copies of publications, videos or other resources to our office.

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