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Resource Pointer #236
June 9, 2000

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

*Organic Fiber Directory, Second Edition, 2000* Organic Trade Association (OTA). Comprehensive resource for locating organic fiber sources and products made from organic cotton, wool, hemp and flax. Vital networking tool for growing organic fiber industry. Features organic fiber producers, brokers, designers, mills, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. More than 150 companies listed, offering complete range of organic fiber products for men, women, and children, including apparel, sportswear, undergarments, sleep wear, personal care items, diapers, bed and bath linens, toys and more. 62pp. US$25 plus $3 shipping, US$15 plus $3 shipping for OTA members Contact OTA, P.O. Box 547, 74 Fairview Street, Greenfield, MA 01302; phone (413) 774-7511, ext. 12; fax (413) 774-6432; Web site http://www.ota.com; email info@ota.com.

*Environmental Risks of Pesticides to Birds and Mammals--Working Report No. 10, 1996* Hanne Secher, Peter Odderskær, Allen Prang, National Environmental Research Institute, Department of Wildlife Ecology, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Denmark--Danish Environmental Protection Agency. Literature review examining effects of pesticides on birds and mammals. Presents background information on pesticides, toxicity, laboratory and field tests. Conclusion include discussion of risk-assessment on non-target mammals, avian reproductive data and recommendations for testing procedures. 101pp. DKK75. Contact Ministry of Environment and Energy, Denmark--Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Strandgade 29, DK - 1401, København K, Denmark; phone (+45) 32 66 01 00 or (+45) 33 37 92 92; fax (+45) 33 92 76 90.

*Effects of Pesticides on Estuarine Softbottom Ecosystems--Working Report No. 22, 1996* Valery E. Forbes, National Environmental Research Institute, Department of Marine Ecology and Microbiology, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Denmark--Danish Environmental Protection Agency. Examines effects on estuaries of pesticides registered for use in Denmark. Discusses factors affecting pesticide fate in estuaries, factors affecting pesticide exposure and toxicity for estuarine organisms, insecticides and herbicides. Findings based on available yet limited data show that synthetic pyrethroids pose serious threat to Danish estuaries. 61pp. DKK75. Contact Ministry of Environment and Energy, Denmark--Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Strandgade 29, DK - 1401, København K, Denmark; phone (+45) 32 66 01 00 or (+45) 33 37 92 92; fax (+45) 33 92 76 90.

*Procedures for Assessing the Environmental Fate and Ecotoxicity of Pesticides, 1995* Mark R. Lynch, ed. Procedures for methods for assessment of environmental fate and ecotoxicity of pesticides for regulatory purposes, recommended by Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC-Europe). Includes methods for assessing environmental fate and behavior of pesticides, as well as methods for assessing impact of pesticides on non-target organisms. 54pp. 25ECU. Contact (SETAC-Europe), Avenue E Mounier 83, Box 1, 1200 Woluwe, Brussels, Belgium; phone (+32) 2772-7281; fax (+32) 2770-5386.

*Evaluation of the Danish EPA Procedures for Assessment of the Risk of Groundwater Pollution by Plant Protection Products, 1997* Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). Evaluation of fundamental principles in Danish pesticide approval procedure. Focuses on whether procedures provide satisfactory security against unacceptable contamination of groundwater with pesticides and their metabolites. Evaluation concentrates on procedures dealing with degradation and mobility of pesticides in the root zone. 165pp. Contact GEUS, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Thoravej 8, DK-2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark; phone (+45) 38 14 20 00; fax (+45) 38 14 20 50; email geus@geus.dk.

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