PANNA: Resource Pointer #219


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Resource Pointer #219

September 10, 1999

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

*1999 NEHA Right-to-Know Conference and Exhibition* October 25-28, 1999, Denver, CO. Organized by National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) in cooperation with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Includes presentations on links between Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data and accidental chemical releases; role of health care providers in providing environmental information to the public; uses of Right-to-Know (RTK) data; and more. US$49 through Oct. 1, US$59 after Oct. 1. Contact NEHA, RTK Department, 720 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 970-S, Denver, CO 80246-1925; phone (303) 756-9090; fax (303) 691-9490; website

*Health Effects of Contemporary-Use Pesticides: The Wildlife/Human Connection, 1999* Theo Colborn et al., eds. Special issue of Toxicology and Industrial Health. Presents results of September 1996 Wingspread Work Session on Health Effects of Contemporary-Use Pesticides. Includes 20 original papers by Wingspread participants. Topics include endocrine disruption in mice and rats, immunotoxicity of pesticides, children’s exposure to xenoestrogens and U.S. herbicide use. Also provides text of consensus statement by 23 scientists on pesticide-related health concerns, research needs and responsibilities of industry and scientific community. 275 pp. US$70 plus shipping/handling. Contact Toxicology and Industrial Health, Stockton Press, 345 Park Ave. South, NY, NY 10010-1707; phone (212) 726-9333; fax (212) 696-0052; website

*Protecting Public Health and the Environment: Implementing the Precautionary Principle, 1999* Carolyn Raffensperger and Joel Tickner, eds. Presents results of work initiated at 1998 Wingspread Conference on Implementing the Precautionary Principle. Describes history, content and philosophical foundations of principle of precautionary action, with applications ranging from agriculture to manufacturing. Sections cover law and theory; integrating precaution into policy; and precautionary principle in action. Includes case studies of manganese in gasoline, tetraethyl lead, endocrine disrupters and more. 385 pp. US$30. Contact Island Press, 76381 Commercial Street, P.O. Box 7, Covelo, CA 95428; phone (707) 983-6432; fax (707) 983-6414; email; website

*The Precautionary Principle in Action: A Handbook, 1999* Joel Tickner et al. Presents precautionary principle as a tool for environmentalists. Covers history of the precautionary principle, components and methods of precaution, step-by-step precautionary “process flow,” application to toxicity testing for industrial chemicals, section on “answering the critics” and more. Appendix includes 1998 Wingspread Statement on the Precautionary Principle. 32 pp. Activists US$5, corporations US$20; send 8.5 self-addressed envelope with US$1.40 postage for orders within United States. Contact Science and Environmental Health Network, Rt. 1, Box 73, Windsor, ND 58424; phone/fax (701) 763-6286; email

*The Monitoring Network for Health and Environment* Volunteer-staffed network gathering information on environmental health problems. Provides standardized forms for reporting environmental health problems and records problems in database. Aims to improve knowledge of environment-related illness and help identify emerging patterns. Working to expand network internationally. Contact Miep Verheuvel, Piccolo 38, 3068 HR Rotterdam, Netherlands; phone (45) 571-0420; fax (45) 571-1104; email

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