Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
October 1, 1998
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Environmental Health Criteria 198: Diazinon, 1998* Dr. K. Barabás. Outlines the physical and chemical properties of Diazinon. Chapters include environmental transport, distribution and transformation; levels in soil , water, air, and food; absorption, distribution, excretion and metabolization; and evaluation of human health risks and impacts on the environment. 140 pp. SW. fr 30. To order, contact World Health Organization, Office of Distribution and Sales, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland; fax 41-22-7914857.
*Children’s Environmental Health: 1998 Report Card* Physician’s For Social Responsibility. Identifies 22 pieces of U.S. legislation related to child health and safety and assigns grades based on merit of bills and subsequent action taken. Examines roll back of clean air standards; slow clean up of Superfund and Brownfield sites; delays on control of pesticides; and attempts to stop EPA action on global warming. Evaluates President Clinton on eight child related Administrative initiatives over past two years. 90 pp. For price and ordering information, contact Physician’s For Social Responsibility, 1101 14th St., NW, Suite 700, Washington D.C. 20005; phone (202) 898-0150; web site www.psr.org.
*Towards an Appropriate Malaria Control Strategy, 1997* Voluntary Health Association of India. Reviews history of malaria control in India and examines possible alternatives. Includes recommendations for a new strategy for malaria control based on education, community involvement, alternative vector control, and more. 154 pp. For cost and ordering information, contact Voluntary Health Association of India, Tong Swasthaya Bhawan, 40 institutional Area, South of I.I.T., New Delhi-110016, India; fax 91-11-6853708; email VHAI@del2.vsnl.net.in.
*Citizen Participation and Alternatives to DDT for Malaria Control, 1998* Red de Acción sobre Plaguicidas y Alternativas en México (RAPAM). Spanish. Includes chapters on citizen demand for phase out of DDT and persistant organic pollutants; DDT’s effects on human health and biodiversity; malaria control and DDT use reduction on the coast of Oaxaca Mexico; integrated vector management for public health and conservation; traditional practices and botanical insect repellents; and biological control of mosquito larva. 166 pp. For cost and ordering information, contact Red de Acción sobre Plaguicidas y Alternativas en México, Amado Nervo 22, Col. San Juanito, Texcoco, Edo. De México C.P. 56121; fax (595) 4 77 44; email email@example.com.
*Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors in New York State, 1998.* Web Site. Provides information on relationship between breast cancer and environmental risk factors. Includes page on pesticides and breast cancer with specific pesticide information, bibliographies and fact sheets. Fact sheets include general topics such as drinking water and New York State pesticide use and sales as well as specific pesticides including 2,4,-D, lindane, and simazine. Site also includes links to other pesticide-related web sites. Located at www.cfe.cornell.edu/bcerf/default.