PANNA: Resource Pointer #241


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Resource Pointer #241
September 12, 2000

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

*Environmental Victims, 1998* Christopher Williams, ed. Features articles on issues of environmental justice, environmental health risks for children and human rights. Includes case studies covering recent stories in the Niger Delta, Bhopal, Bougainville and South Africa. Also discusses possible solutions addressing environmental justice, occupational health, worker's rights and industrial hazards. 188 pp. £12.95. Contact Earthscan Publications Ltd. 120 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JN, UK; phone 44 (0) 171-278-0433; fax 44 (0) 171-278-1142; email earthinfor@earthscan.com.uk; Web site http://www.earthscan.co.uk.

*Our Global Environment -- A Health Perspective, Fifth Edition, 2000* Anne Nadakavukaren. Introductory text presenting comprehensive survey of major environmental issues facing society today. Chapters cover topics on population, toxic substances and environmental pollution. Describes ecological impact of human activities. Includes current US regulations addressing air pollution, noise, water quality and hazardous waste. 697 pp. US$34.95. Contact Waveland Press, Inc. P.O. Box 400, Prospect Heights, IL 60070; phone (847) 634-0081; fax (847) 634-9501; email info@waveland.com; Web site http://www.waveland.com.

*Pandora's Poison -- Chlorine, Health and a New Environmental Strategy, 2000* Joe Thornton. Describes global health hazards posed by organochlorines, including bioaccumulation, toxicology and long-term health effects such as infertility, immune suppression, cancer and developmental disorders in humans and wildlife. Identifies sources of organochlorine pollution. Criticizes current approach to regulation of chemicals citing failures to protect our environment. Proposes a new regulatory program to replace organochlorines with safer, effective and economically feasible alternatives. 559 pp. US$34.95. Contact The MIT Press, Five Cambridge Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142-1493; phone (617) 625-8569; fax (617) 625-6660; email mitpress-orders@mit.edu; Web site http://mitpress.mit.edu.

*In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, 2000* Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility. Examines contribution of toxic chemicals to developmental delays, hyperactivity, memory loss, attention deficit, learning disabilities and aggressive behavior in children. Provides statistical data showing increases in these disorders. Summarizes human and animal studies that demonstrate that a variety of chemicals in the environment are toxic to the developing brain, including lead, mercury, cadmium, manganese, nicotine, pesticides, dioxin, PCBs and solvents. Also explains how current regulatory systems for chemicals fail to protect children's health. 136 pp. US$10. Contact Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; phone (617)497-7440; fax (617) 876-4277; email psrmabo@igc.org; Also available online at http://www.igc.org/psr (free).

*From Naked Ape to Superspecies, 1999* David Suzuki and Holly Dressel. Describes how modern technology and development have adversely affected the natural world and how our rapid progress has contributed to current ecological crises. Discusses controversies over use of powerful herbicides and genetically engineered crops and how reckless use of these technological inventions may threaten our health and the safety of our food supply. 322 pp. US$20.95. Contact General Distribution Services Inc. 85 River Rock Drive, Suite 202, Buffalo, New York 14207; phone (800) 805-1083; fax (800) 481-6207; email gdsinc@genpub.com; Web site http://www.genpub.com.

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