Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
February 18, 1999
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program 1996, February 1999* California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). Provides an overview of the pesticide illness reporting system in California. Outlines efforts to improve illness reporting compliance and stresses importance of compliance with safety procedures. Highlights findings for 1996, including morbidity and mortality and examines agricultural field residue incidences. 9 pp. Available at http://www.cdpr.ca.gov. Contact: Department of Pesticide Regulation, Worker Health and Safety Branch, 1020 N. St., Room 200, Sacramento, CA 95814.
*When a Farmworker Has a Disability: A Guide for Providers with Handouts for Farmworkers, November 1997* National Center for Farmworker Health. Provides healthcare professionals with necessary tools to advocate for farmworkers with disabilities. Offers background information for healthcare providers as well as patient handouts on job training, income support, special education for children with disabilities, adaptive aids, developmental disabilities services and substance abuse services. 73 pp. US$7. Contact: the National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc., 1515 Capital of Texas Hwy. South, Suite 220, Austin, TX 78746; phone (512) 328-7682; fax (512) 328-8559.
*Diagnostico y tratamiento de los Envenenamientos por Plaguicidas, 1997* Donald P. Morgan, M.D., Ph.D. Spanish. Provides information for health professionals on how to recognize and treat pesticide poisonings. Includes chapters on organophosphates and carbamates, nitrogen herbicides, chlorophenoxy compounds, paraquat and diquat, rodenticides, fumigants and arsenic based pesticides. 97 pp. Contact Dr. Donald Morgan, Iowa Pesticide Hazard Assessment Project, University of Iowa Medical School, Iowa City, Iowa, 52240; phone (319) 362-4821.
*Indifference to Safety: Florida’s Investigation into Pesticide Poisoning of Farmworkers, March 1998* Shelley Davis and Rebecca Schleifer. Reviews the State of Florida’s investigation into 46 complaints of farmworker pesticide poisoning from January 1992 to mid-May 1997. Examines thoroughness of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services'(FDAC) investigation into medical records; witness testimony and other evidence; FDAC’s conclusions drawn from the evidence; and effectiveness of FDAC’s final action to meet Worker Protection Standards. 55 pp. US$15 Contact: Rebecca Schleifer, Migrant Farmworker Justice Project, P.O. Box 2110, Belle Glade, FL 33430; phone (561) 996-5266; fax (561) 992-5040; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Keycode Bayer Online news service* Contains excerpts from the German magazine “Stichwort Bayer,” published by the international network Coordination Against Bayer Dangers. Monitors Bayer, a multinational corporation that produces pharmaceuticals and pesticides. The network also coordinates activities against Bayer’s violations of human and environmental rights. Includes updates on worker’s rights. To subscribe write to Co_gegen_Bayer@Nadeshda.gun.de. For further information contact Coordination Against Bayer Dangers, P.O. Box 15 04 18, D-40081 Düseldorf, Germany; phone (49-211) 333 911; fax (49-211) 333 940; web site http://www.dsk.de/rds/16985014.htm.