PANNA: Resource Pointer #195


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #195

February 10, 1999

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

*Pediatric Environmental Health: Putting It Into Practice, June 4-7, 1999, San Francisco, CA* Hosted by the Children’s Environmental Health Network. Highlights the latest data and clinical case studies in pediatric environmental health, including sessions on pesticides, water contamination, asthma and environmental history-taking. Includes bonus session on teaching pediatric environmental health June 6-7. Practicing Physicians: $350 before March 1/$395 after March 1.Other Health Care Professionals: $250 before March 1/$295 after March 1. Contact Children’s Environmental Health Network, 5900 Hollis Street, Suite R3, Emeryville, CA 94608; phone (510) 597-1393; fax (510) 597-1399; email; web site

*Symposia Series: The Impacts of Toxic Chemicals and Pollutants on Public Health, the Ecology and the Environment of the Bengal Basin, India and Bangladesh, March 2-9, 1999* Hosted by GRA International. Focuses on severe public health and enviornmental problems in the Bangal Basin. Will focus on identifying major chemicals of concern, industries generating hazardous waste and existing regulations. Will examine existing regional resources as well as hazardous waste management in industrialized countries. Contact GRA International, PO Box 11553, Berkeley, CA 94712; phone (510) 841-3253; fax (541) 841-1201; email

*Dioxins: The View From Europe, February 4,1999* Rachel’s Environment and Health Weekly #636. Focuses on recent findings of European scientists regarding effects and toxicity of dioxins as well as tolerable intake levels. Discusses US Environmental Protection Agency estimates on sources of dioxin and daily exposure for adults in the U.S. Looks at findings of World Health Organization’s experts. Available at For further information contact Environmental Research Foundation, P.O. Box 5036, Annapolis, MD 21403; fax (410) 263-8944; email

*Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality: Health Criteria and Other Supporting Information, Addendum to Volume II, 1998* World Health Organization. Interprets extensive toxicological, epidemiological and clinical evidence that shaped determination of drinking water safety guidelines. Pesticides include bentazone, carbofuran, cyanazine, diquat, glyphosate and pentachlorophenol. 280 pp. US$31.50. Other recently released volumes include Volume I: Recommendations Addendum (US$12.60) and Volume III: Surveillance and Control of Community Water Supplies (US$64.80). Contact World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland; fax (41 22) 791 4857; email

*Federal Efforts to Ensure the Safety of Imported Foods are Inconsistent and Unreliable, April 1998* United States General Accounting Office. Examines existing policy and makes recommendations to Congress and Secretaries of Agriculture and Human Health Services for improving effectiveness of federal food screening programs. Outlines status of Food and Drug Administration’s import inspection on pesticide and chemical contaminants, food borne biological hazards, natural toxins, and food and color additives. 64 pp. Free. Contact U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 37050, Washington DC 20013; phone (202) 512-6000; fax (202) 512-6061; email; web site



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