PANNA: Resource Pointer #252


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Resource Pointer #252
March 8, 2001

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

*Beyond Pesticides/National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides (NCAMP) 19th National Pesticide Forum: Beyond Pesticides--Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Children, May 18-20, 2001* Boulder, CO. Focuses on adopting alternative practices and policies to protect children from hazards of pesticides. Also features discussion of ecological management of open space. Speakers include Helen Caldicott, Theo Colborn, David Pimentel, Mary O'Brien and Doris Rapp. Visit Web site for cost information. Contact Beyond Pesticides/National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides, 701 E St., SE, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20003-2841; phone (202) 543-5450; fax (202) 543-4791; email info@beyondpesticides.org; Web site http://www.beyondpesticides.org.

*America's Children and the Environment: A First View of Available Measures, 2001* Tracey J. Woodruff, Daniel A. Axelrad and Amy D. Kyle. First-ever U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assessment of trends in environmental factors that may affect children's health in the U.S. Outlines progress made and presents continuing challenges. Cites that environmentally-related health problems are found to be persistent among some groups of children, with race and poverty playing a disproportionate role. Presents quantitative measures of trends in environmental contaminant levels in air, water, food and soil, concentrations of contaminants in children's bodies, and childhood diseases that may be influenced by environmental factors. 91 pp. Free (order or download at http://www.epa.gov/children/indicators/download.html). Contact U.S. EPA/NSCEP, P.O. box 42419, Cincinnati, OH 45242-0419; phone (800) 490-9198 or (513) 490-8190; fax (513) 489-8695; email ncepimal@one.net; Web site http://www.epa.gov/children/indicators.

*Polluting Our Future: Chemical Pollution in the U.S. that Affects Child Development and Learning, 2000* National Environmental Trust, Physicians for Social Responsibility and Learning Disabilities Association of America. Documents scope, nature and sources of chemical pollution in U.S. that is of specific concern for child development, learning and behavior. Estimates total likely emissions of developmental and neurological toxins in U.S., identifies geographical hotspots for reported emissions and identifies most polluting industries. 31 pp. Download for free at http://www.safekidsinfo.org. Contact National Environmental Trust, 1200 18th St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 887-8800; fax (202) 887-8877; email netinfo@environet.org; Web site http://www.environet.org.

*Help Yourself to a Healthy Home: Protect Your Children's Health (Contribuya a Tener un Hogar Sano), 2000* Farm-A-Syst Home-A-Syst--University of Wisconsin. Spanish and English versions available. Offers basic information about indoor air quality, lead, drinking water, hazardous household products and pesticides and their impacts on children's health in the home. Each section provides information, asks questions and shows the reader simple steps to protect children's health. Also includes resource list. 24 pp. Download for free in Spanish or English at http://www.uwex.edu/homeasyst. Contact Farm-A-Syst Home-A-Syst, University of Wisconsin, 303 Hiram Smith Hall, Madison, WI 53706; phone (608) 262-0024; fax (608) 265-2775; email homeasys@uwex.edu; Web site http://www.edu/homeasyst.

*Pesticides: Their Multigenerational Cumulative Destructive Impact on Health Especially on the Physical, Emotional and Mental Development of Children and of Future Generations, 2000* Environmental Illness Society of Canada (EISC). Provides support for declaring a moratorium on use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes. Discusses prenatal and postnatal transfer of maternal "body burden" to offspring, persistence of pesticides, bioaccumulation, biomagnification and synergistic effects of pesticides. Presented before the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development. 29 pp. Download for free at http://www.eisc.ca/pesticide_moratorium.html. Contact EISC, 536 Dovercourt Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2A 0T9; phone (613) 728-9493; fax (613) 728-1757; email eisc@eisc.ca; Web site http://www.eisc.ca.

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