PANNA: Resource Pointer #214


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #214

July 14, 1999

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

*Health and the Environment* Symposium/Teach-in sponsored by Lapis/New York Open Center. Sunday, November 21, 1999, New York, NY. Focus on links between individual health and broader social concerns, emphasizing need for healthcare practitioners, patients and others to work for environmental health. Speakers will include Samuel Epstein, MD, author of The Politics of Cancer, and others. Members US$75, nonmembers US$85, students/activists/seniors US$40. Contact New York Open Center, 83 Spring St., New York, NY 10012; phone (212) 219-2527; fax (212) 226-4056; email; website

*Healthy Baby, Toxic World: Practical Ways to Protect Your Baby During Pregnancy and Infancy, 1999* Melody Milam Potter and Erin E. Milam. Provides safety information for parents, focusing on time between conception and age two. Chapters cover maternal health, food and water, safety in home and work environments, pest control, stress and medicines, breast-feeding and baby food, personal hygiene and baby products. Contains chart of common chemicals and their developmental effects. 299 pp. US$15.95. Contact New Harbinger Publications, 5674 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA 94609; phone (800) 748-6273; website

*Mothers and Others for a Livable Planet Guide to Natural Baby Care: Nontoxic and Environmentally Friendly Ways to Take Care of Your New Child, 1999* Mindy Pennybacker and Aisha Ikramuddin, eds. Provides information for parents on reducing babies’ and children’s exposure to toxins as well as other safety measures. Chapters cover preparing a baby’s room, baby equipment, babyproofing, indoor pesticide use and other home pollutants, maternal health, baby care products, breast-feeding and food, and children’s books and activities. Appendices include contacts for additional information, products available by mail and selected bibliography. 320 pp. US$16.95. Contact Mothers and Others for a Livable Planet, 40 West 20th St., 9th Floor, New York, NY 10011; phone (888) ECO-INFO or (212) 242-0010; email; website

*Childhood Cancer in California: 1988-1994, 1999* Sharan L. Campleman et al. Report produced by the staff of the California Cancer Registry. Intended for policy makers, health care providers, general public and parents. Provides overview of incidence, mortality and survival trends. Includes individual sections on major childhood cancers. Contains list of internet resources. 70 pp. Also available on website. Contact The Cancer Surveillance Section, Cancer Control Branch, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Control, Department of Health Services, 601 N. 7th St., MS#592, P.O. Box 942732, Sacramento, CA 94234-7320; phone (916) 327-4663, website

*FDA Approved: Genetically Engineered Soy and Corn in Baby Food and Nutritional Supplements, 1999* Greenpeace. Reports on results of laboratory tests, showing presence of genetically engineered (GE) soy and corn in some baby food. Covers Food and Drug Administration (FDA) failures to regulate GE foods adequately, question of possible antibiotic resistance, need for baby food providers to ensure product safety and methodology for detecting GE products in food. 9 pp. Free. Also available on website. Contact Greenpeace USA, 1436 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009; phone (800) 326-0959; email; website

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