PANNA: Resource Pointer #231


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Resource Pointer #231
February 29, 2000

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

*Regionally Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances: Workshop Reports from a Global Environment Facility Project, 1999* United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Chemicals. Reports from 1999 workshops sponsored by UNEP Chemicals and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in Switzerland. Assesses exposure and threats from persistent organic pollutants (POPs) to the environment and human health; analyzes transboundary nature of these substances; identifies major sources; examines social and economic implications; and identifies some alternatives to use of chemicals or alternative management methods. 236 pp. Free. Contact the Director, UNEP Chemicals, International Environment House, 11-13, Chemín des Anémones, CH-1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland; phone (41-22) 917-8170; fax (41-22) 797-3460; email chemicals@unep.ch; Web site http://www.chem.unep.ch/pops.

*Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on the Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), 1999* Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC). Proceedings from March 1999 workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam, includes reports on management of POPs in more than 15 countries in Asia and the Pacific region. 402 pp. Free. Contact the Director, UNEP Chemicals, International Environment House, 11-13, Chemín des Anémones, CH-1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland; phone (41-22) 917-8170; fax (41-22) 797-3460; email chemicals@unep.ch; Web site http://www.chem.unep.ch/pops.

*List of POPs Focal Points, 2000* United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Focal points have been designated by governments as national contacts for implementing immediate actions related to negotiations of the POPs treaty currently under way. Provides a network of experts to participate in exchange of technical reports, provide expertise in awareness raising, training and co-operative programs and management of POPs. Areas of expertise include alternatives to POPs pesticides. Updated version available at UNEP Web site, click on "POPs Focal Points" link, then "List of POPs Focal Point" to download PDF document at http://www.chem.unep.ch/pops.

*Hormonal Chaos, 2000* Sheldon Krimsky. Explores scientific, historical, social and political aspects of endocrine disruptors. Links certain types of synthetic chemicals to over a dozen human and animal abnormalities and addresses implications for public policy makers. Includes discussion of pesticide legislation and synergistic effects. 256 pp. US$35.95. Contact Johns Hopkins University Press, 2715 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218-4363; phone (410) 516-6900 or (800) 537-5487; fax for book orders (410) 516-6998; Web site http://www.press.jhu.edu.

*Handbook of Pediatric Environmental Health, 1999* Committee on Environmental Health--American Academy of Pediatrics. Concise summaries of published evidence about environmental hazards to children. Provides practical information and guidance for pediatricians about how to diagnose, treat, and prevent childhood diseases linked to environmental exposures. 420 pp. US$45.95 plus $7.50 shipping. Contact American Academy of Pediatrics Publications, P.O. Box 747, 141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, IL 60009-0927; phone (888) 227-1770; fax (847) 228-1281; Web site http://www.aap.org.

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