PANNA: Resource Pointer #349 (Pesticide Impacts and Policy Change)


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Resource Pointer #349 (Pesticide Impacts and Policy Change)
December
18, 2003

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

*Northern Lights Against POPs: Combatting Toxic Threats in the Arctic, 2003* David Leonard Downey and Terry Fenge (editors). An extensive examination of the development of the Stockholm Convention, a legally binding agreement among 111 nations to limit or eliminate pesticide emissions and other products of industrial pollution. Presents environmental and health impacts of Persistent Organic Pesticide (POP) use, especially those affecting the Artic environment and its indigenous inhabitants. Also addresses the scientific and advocacy work supporting the Stockholm Convention. 347 pages. US $24.95. Contact McGill-Queen's University Press, 3430 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1X9, Canada; phone (514) 398-3750; fax (514) 398-4333; email mqup@mqup.ca; Web site http://www.mqup.mcgill.ca/.

*Pesticides: Problems, Improvements, and Alternatives, 2003* F. Den Hond, P. Groenewegen, and N.M. Van Staalen (editors). A compilation of proposed strategies and theories to reduce adverse environmental impacts of pesticides within conventional agricultural models. Presents academic, institutional, non-profit, and policy think tank perspectives. Includes a background on pesticide development and use, regulatory science, biotechnology, organic farming, food industry initiatives. Discusses recent technological developments in agriculture and policy issues. 256 pages. US $128.99. Contact Blackwell Publishing, 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148; phone (781) 388-8200; fax (781) 388-8210; email rachel.wilkinson@oxon.blackwellpublishing.com; Web site http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/.

*Avian Effects Assessment: A Framework for Contaminants Studies, 2001* Andy Hart, et al. (editors), The Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). Presents the results of a September, 1999 workshop addressing procedures to determine pesticide impacts on birds and potential implications for policy development and risk assessment. Includes six hypothetical case studies for pesticide applications. 193 pages. US $30 for members, students, and nonprofits and $50 for non-members. Contact SETAC North America, 1010 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32501-3367; phone (850) 469-1500; fax (850) 469-9778; email setac@setac.org; Web site http://www.setac.org/.

*Organophosphates and Health, 2001* Lakshman Karalliedde, Stanly Feldman, John Henry, and Timothy Marrs (editors). A compilation of toxicity research from institutional and academic settings. Addresses health impacts of organophosphate insecticides in developing countries and related social, economic, environmental, and agricultural impacts. 485 pages. US $79. Contact Imperial College Press, 57 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HE, UK; phone (44 02 07) 836-0888; fax (44 02 07) 836-2020; email sales@wspc.co.uk; Web site http://www.icpress.co.uk/.

*Impacts of Low-Dose, High-Potency Herbicides on Nontarget and Unintended Plant Species, 2001* Susan A. Ferenc (editor), SETAC. Presents methods to detect pesticide impacts on sensitive plants within and beyond the intended range of application and urges the development of improved methods. Discusses application of this research to inform risk assessment and policy related to pesticide drift. 177 pages. US $24 for members, students, and nonprofits and $50 for non-members. Contact SETAC North America, 1010 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32501-3367; phone (850) 469-1500; fax (850) 469-9778; email setac@setac.org; Web site http://www.setac.org/.

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