PANNA: Resource Pointer #218


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #218

August 30, 1999

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

*New Perspectives on Pesticides* September 10-11, 1999, Houston, TX. Conference sponsored by Texas Pesticide Information Network and Texans for Alternatives to Pesticides. Workshop sessions include pesticide use in schools; pesticides in drinking water; food quality; and alternatives to pesticide use in agriculture, gardens, and homes. Conference is preceded by Organic Products Fair at Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. Keynote address by Dr. Michael Hansen of Consumers Union. US$10 registration includes lunch on Saturday. Contact Texas Center for Policy Studies, P.O. Box 2618, Austin, TX 78768; phone (512) 474-0811; email [email protected]; website

*The Role of Human Exposure Assessment in the Prevention of Environmental Disease* September 22-24, 1999, Rockville, MD. Conference organized by National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Focus on exposure-dose-response-disease paradigm. Goals include describing current challenges in exposure assessment research; enhancing integration of exposure assessment with epidemiology and toxicology studies; and developing effective prevention and intervention strategies. US$75. Register by September 10. Contact Exposure Assessment Workshop, MD: A3-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; phone (919) 541-4982; fax (919) 541-0295; email [email protected]

*Participatory Integrated Pest Management, 1999* Paul ter Weel and Harry Van der Wulp. Provides practical introduction to participatory IPM. Summarizes problems with pesticide use in agriculture and examines lessons learned through IPM case studies. Outlines benefits of participatory IPM for food security as well as poverty alleviation and rural development. Written as a guide for staff at Netherlands Embassies in developing countries. 67 pp. Free. Contact Ministry of Foreign Affairs, P.O. Box 20061, 2500 EB The Hague, The Netherlands; fax (31-70) 348-4820, include order code 0385/E

*Approaches to Reducing Agricultural Pesticide Use, 1999* Public Voice for Food and Health Policy. Discussion paper prepared for task force on agrochemical use reduction. Evaluates strategies for encouraging reduced pesticide use. Argues for greater attention to environmental concerns; strict application of 1996 Food Quality Protection Act; and improved crop insurance program. Discusses pros and cons of eco-labeling programs; need for reduction of pesticide use by food processors; environmental taxation options; and more. 30 pp. US$3. Contact Public Voice for Food and Health Policy, 1012 14th St. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005; phone (202) 387-6121; fax (202) 347-6261; website

*Purdue Pesticide Programs Website* Resource provided by Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, dedicated to pesticide education outreach; coordination of pesticide research and impact assessment projects; and transfer of regulatory information. Provides access to Purdue Pesticide Programs (PPP) publications for pesticide professionals and general public. Titles include Pesticides and Applicator Certification; Pesticides and Spill Management; Pesticides and Epidemiology; and more. Includes links to current and past issues of PPP quarterly newsletter. Newsletter and other publications also available in hardcopy, most free of charge. Contact Purdue Pesticide Programs, 1155 Lilly Hall of Life Sciences, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1155; phone (765) 494-4566 or (888) 398-4636; fax (765) 496-1556; email [email protected]

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