PANNA: Resource Pointer #224


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Resource Pointer #224
October 25, 1999

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

*PANNA Website* New website launched October 1999. Expanded access to pesticide and related resources. New features include: pesticide-related news stories, updated daily from hundreds of sources; Pesticide Research Updates, a new trimesterly publication on health effects of pesticides; pesticide and related issue resource guide, and “The Pesticide Advisor,” a resource guide for questions about specific pest and pesticide problems. Offers improved access to existing features such as the PESTIS document database, Global Pesticide Campaigner; PANUPS online news service; PANNA and Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR) reports; and information on current PANNA campaigns and projects including genetic engineering, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), World Bank monitoring and more. Site content is now fully searchable. Contact PANNA, 49 Powell St., Suite 510, San Francisco, CA 94102; phone (415) 981-1771; fax (415) 981-1991; email

*Pesticide Research Updates, 1999* New trimesterly online publication from PANNA. Summarizes recent scientific articles on health effects of pesticides. Includes epidemiological and toxicological studies plus medical case reports. Topics covered in first issue include association between organophosphate pesticides and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease; sterility among plantation workers exposed to nematocide DBCP; and studies of non-occupational pesticide exposure in rural El Salvador. Produced in cooperation with Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR) and Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). Contact PANNA, 49 Powell St., Suite 510, San Francisco, CA 94102; phone (415) 981-1771; fax (415) 981-1991; email; website

*Generations at Risk, 1999* Ted Schettler, M.D., et al. Presents evidence that human exposure to some toxic chemicals can have lifelong and intergenerational effects on reproduction and development. Includes scientific review of chemicals that may affect reproduction and development; data on chemical exposure through air, water, and food; critical analysis of scientific methods underlying public health decisions; information for clinicians faced with patient questions about reproductive health and the environment; and more. 417 pp. US$29.95. Contact MIT Press, 5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142-1493; phone (617) 625-8569 or (800) 356-0343; email

*Report from the Task Force on Pesticides and Children’s Health, 1999* Provides background on pesticide use in Illinois public schools, special risks to children, options for integrated pest management (IPM) in schools, and relevant Illinois laws. Presents recommendations on protecting children’s health in schools, including requirements for notification before pesticide application and providing funding for school IPM programs. Appendices present results of survey on school pesticide use; model school IPM policy; and overview of other states’ approaches to promoting IPM in schools. 32 pp. US$5. Supplemental fact sheets available on website. Contact Jo Patton, Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, Safer Pest Control Project, 25 E. Washington St., Suite 1515, Chicago, IL 60602; phone (312) 641-5575 or (312) 641-5570; fax (312) 641-5454; email; website

*Toxic Partners, 1999* Neal Livingston. Video. Documents community exchange between two communities with toxic waste sites. Sydney, Cape Breton, has Canada’s largest toxic waste site and Fort Valley, Georgia has waste site with pesticide contamination. Features interviews with affected members of both communities and footage of visits exchanged between the communities. 45 minutes. US$69.95 institutions, US$29.95 home video. Contact Black River Productions Ltd., Box 55, Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada BOE 1X0; phone (902) 258-3354; fax (902) 258-3244

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