PANNA: Resource Pointer #253


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Resource Pointer #253
March 22, 2001

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

*Trade Secrets: A Moyers Report* March 26, 2001. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) investigative report by journalist Bill Moyers and producer Sherry Jones explores how the chemical industry has knowingly put our health and safety at risk. Discusses human health effects of thousands of man-made chemicals released into the environment during the past 50 years. Report based on documents never before published and interviews with scientists, physicians and historians who are researching how chemicals affect human health. Two hour broadcast beginning at 9:00 p.m. Video recording available for US$29.95. (check local PBS listings or visit PBS Web site for show times). Contact PBS, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone (703) 739-5000; Web site

*Performing a Community Health Assessment, 2000* Elizabeth A. Guillette. Manual for communities in which local contamination may be affecting human health. Guides readers through steps for initial community health assessment, presenting various approaches. Findings are meant to increase community and governmental interest in the local situation, increase awareness for improvement in the environment, and possibly demonstrate the need for additional in-depth scientific study. 42 pp. US$10 (individuals), US$7 (international grassroots organizations). Contact Elizabeth A. Guillette, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Center for Bioenvironmental Research, 32 SW 43 Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32607; phone (352) 375-5929; fax (352) 392-3704; email [email protected].

*Health Policy Coach Web site* Provides resources for individuals and groups interested in improving community health through prevention-focused policy change. Presents peer-reviewed policies at federal, state and local levels. Guides users through process of creating and influencing public policies. Contact California Center for Health Improvement, 1321 Garden Highway, Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95833-9754; phone (916) 646-2149; fax (916) 646-2151; email [email protected]; Web site

*Disease Vector Management for Public Health and Conservation, 1999* Patricia C. Matteson, editor. Profiles six disease control programs from around the world. Programs demonstrate feasibility of meeting public health and conservation goals by reducing insecticide dependence and phasing out DDT in favor of safer, affordable alternatives. Includes discussion of trypanosomiasis control, onchocerciasis control and malaria control. Report is directed at negotiators of an international treaty on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), decision makers in donor agencies, and managers of national disease control programs. 241 pp. US$10. Contact Tina Skaar, Global Toxic Chemicals Initiative World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St., NW, Washington, DC 20037-1175; phone (800) 225-5993; fax (202) 530-0743; email [email protected]; Web site

*The Modern Malaria Control Handbook: Physicians for Social Responsibility Guide to Sources and Strategies, 1999* Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). Review of up-to-date studies, information and practices in modern malaria control. Features review of medical literature and shows that alternatives to DDT are available. Includes chapters on potential health effects of DDT, alternative chemical vector control, environmental management of malaria vectors, community education and participation in malaria control and more. 100 pp. Free (download at or US$6 (hard copy). Contact Laura Ephraim, Program Assistant, PSR, 1101 14th St., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; phone (202) 898-0150 ext. 211; fax (202) 898-0172; email [email protected]; Web site

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