Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
Resource Pointer #263
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*International Pesticide Use and Health Effects Conference* December 17-21, 2001. Bethesda, Maryland. Coordinated by Society for Occupational and Environmental Health (SOEH). Discusses pesticide exposure and health with an emphasis on less industrialized countries. Key topics include chronic health effects, integrated pest management, global pesticide use trends and exposure monitoring guidelines. Focuses on clinicians’ diagnosis and treatment of pesticide exposed workers. Cost to be announced. Contact SOEH, 6728 Old McLean Village Road, McLean, VA 22101; phone (703) 556-9222; fax (703) 556-8729; email SOEH@degnon.org; Web site http://www.soeh.org.
*Environmental Estrogens and Other Hormones Web Site* http://www.som.tulane.edu/ecme/eehome. Explains the concept of environmental hormones as well as summarizing recent news and research. Presents environmental estrogen information from mainstream media, scientific journals, government reports and environmental health conferences. Advisory board includes university faculty, government scientists, private industry scientists and science writers. Contact Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL-3, New Orleans, LA 70112; phone (504) 585-6910; fax (504) 585-6428; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.tmc.tulane.edu/ecme/.
*Toxic Exposure to Chemicals Web Site* http://www.toxicexposure.org. Discusses Center for Disease Control (CDC) National Chemical Exposure Report, profiles chemical contaminants found in our bodies and provides tips to reduce exposure. Advocates additional studies, regulations and dissemination of information about synthetic chemicals like pesticides and plastics. Contact Health Care Without Harm, c/o Center for Health, Environment & Justice, P.O. Box 6806, Falls Church, VA 22040; phone (703) 237-2249; fax: 703-237-8389; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.noharm.org.
*Pesticides and Human Health, 2000* Gina Solomon, Oladele Ogunseitan and Jan Kirsch. Highlights impacts of pesticide exposure including acute, dermatological, cancer, respiratory, neurological, reproductive and immune system illness. Explains pesticide laws and regulations. Includes interview form for clinicians to take pesticide exposure history. 60 pp. Free, available at http://www.psrla.org/pesthealth.htm. Contact Californians for Pesticide Reform, 49 Powell Street, Suite 530, San Francisco, CA 94102; phone (415) 981-3939; fax (415) 981-2727; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.igc.org/cpr/.
*Pesticides Research Report: Do Pesticides Cause Lymphoma? 2001* Susan Osburn. Includes reviews and abstracts of 117 scientific studies and articles. Discusses the validity of cancer research, individual options to reduce risk and global studies on pesticides and lymphoma. Contains no chemical or pharmaceutical promotions or endorsements. Free; available at http://www.lymphomahelp.org/docs/research/research_report.asp. Contact Lymphoma Foundation of America, P.O. Box 15335, Chevy Chase, MD 20825; phone (703) 525-2076; fax (703) 527-4056; Web site http://www.lymphomahelp.org.
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