Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
January 25, 1999
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*All You Can Eat, Environmental Working Group (EWG) Web Site, January 1999* Interactive web site allows users to determine what pesticides they consume on a daily basis and their potential health effects. By selecting items from a list of foods, visitors to the site can access EWG’s search engine that matches foods against more than 90,000 government lab test results for pesticide food residues. Provides suggestions for minimizing pesticide residue intake. Web site www.foodnews.org.
*U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pesticidal Chemicals Classified as Known, Probable or Possible Human Carcinogens, Web Site, 1999* Provides U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs’ most current list of pesticides categorized by carcinogenicity. Lists registration date, use patterns, and regulatory status. Web site http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/carlist/.
*Citizens’ Guide to Chemicals Known to Cause Human Cancer and Reproductive Toxicity, December 1998* Ellen Connett. Six-part report that includes lists of chemicals used in pesticides, pharmaceuticals, plastics and dyes that are known to cause human cancer and/or reproductive toxicity. Also lists 84 “high production volume chemicals” known to cause cancer. Includes categories of chemical use. 80 pp. US$25. US$35 outside of U.S. Contact Waste Not, 82 Judson St., Canton, NY 13617; phone (315) 379-9200; fax (315) 379-0448; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Endocrine Disruptor Screening and Testing Advisory Committee (EDSTAC) Final Report, August 1998* Two volumes. Committee’s final recommendations to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on endocrine disruptor screening and testing procedures required by the Food Quality Protection Act and Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act. Includes recommendations on conceptual framework, priority setting, screening and testing, and communications and outreach. Free. Contact Environmental Assistance Division (7408), EPA, TSCA Assistance Information Service, 401 M Street SW, Washington DC 20460; fax (202) 554-5603; email email@example.com.
*A Report on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Predecisional Draft, August 1998* The Interagency Workgroup on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). Includes overviews of scientific literature pertinent to MCS, recommendations from various expert panels on MCS, and past and current federal actions. Presents the Workgroup’s technical and policy recommendations. 100 pp. Free. Contact Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Information Center, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, Mail Stop E-57, Atlanta, GA 30333; phone (888) 422-8737; email firstname.lastname@example.org.