PANNA: Resource Pointer #221


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Resource Pointer #221

September 27, 1999

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

*Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): A Global Health Threat* Slide presentation prepared by Physicians for Social Responsibility. Educational and action-oriented slide presentation designed for physicians and health professionals as well as general audiences. Highlights urgency of phasing out 12 worst POPs. Appropriate for conferences, community meetings and classrooms. Can be custom-fit for specific time lengths and audiences. Slides come with speaker's manual and background materials. 64 slides for medical audience presentation, 45 for general audience. $50 medical audience, $25 general audience. Contact Physicians for Social Responsibility, 1101 14th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; phone (202) 898-0150; website http://www.psr.org

*Successful, Safe, and Sustainable Alternatives to Persistent Organic Pollutants, 1999* World Wildlife Fund Issue Brief. Covers current uses of persistent organic pollutants (POPs); "pesticide treadmill"; integrated pest and vector management; and successful efforts to reduce reliance on POPs. Includes case studies on successes and challenges in eliminating POPs pesticides, PCBs, hexachlorobenzene, and dioxins/furans. Prepared in collaboration with PANNA. 20 pp. Free. Contact Toxics Program, World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St. NW, Washington, DC 20037; phone (202) 778-9606; fax (202) 530-0743;email tina.skaar@wwfus.org; website http://www.worldwildlife.org

*Hazards and Exposures Associated with DDT and Synthetic Pyrethroids Used for Vector Control, 1999* Summarizes current state of knowledge about health and environmental effects of DDT and synthetic pyrethroids. Provides overview of vector management programs using DDT and other insecticides. Covers reproductive, nervous, immune and carcinogenic effects plus routes of exposure. Recommends research priorities including low-dose testing and investigation of transgenerational effects. Argues that DDT should be characterized by World Health Organization (WHO) and international assistance agencies as a "pesticide of last resort." 46 pp. US$10. Contact Toxics Program, World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St. NW, Washington, DC 20037; phone (202) 778-9606; fax (202) 530-0743;email tina.skaar@wwfus.org; website http://www.worldwildlife.org/toxics/

*Disease Vector Management for Public Health and Conservation, 1999* Patricia C. Matteson, ed. Volume of case studies prepared as background for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) treaty negotiations. Focuses on ways to reduce DDT use for vector control. Chapters cover control of typanosomiasis, onchocerciasis and malaria. Malaria case studies include programs in India, Tanzania, the Philippines and Mexico. Introduction includes overview of integrated vector management (IVM) and toxicity of vector control pesticides. 230 pp. US$10. Contact Toxics Program, World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St. NW, Washington, DC 20037; phone (202) 778-9606; fax (202) 530-0743; email tina.skaar@wwfus.org; website http://www.worldwildlife.org

*Persistent Organic Pollutants and Reproductive Health, 1999* Women in Europe for a Common Future. Background document prepared for International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) Workshop on "Women, POPs, and Reproductive Health," September 1999. Focuses on human health effects of exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Europe. Reviews basic information on POPs and reproductive health. Includes information on breast cancer, endometriosis and breast feeding. 27 pp. For price and ordering information, contact Women in Europe for a Common Future, P.O. Box 12111 3501 AC Utrecht, The Netherlands; phone (31 30) 2310300; fax (31 30) 2340878; email wecf@antenna.nl; website http://www.antenna.nl/wecf/

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