Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
Resource Pointer #267
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Risks, Rights and Regulation: Communicating about Risks and Infant Feeding, 2001* Penny Van Esterik. World Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy (WABA). Discusses environmental contamination and breastfeeding. Examines and critiques evidence of breastfeeding benefits versus potential harm of toxins in breastmilk. Investigates how research about risks of breastfeeding is communicated to policy makers, community-based health advocacy groups and the public. 38 pp. Free. Contact WABA, PO Box 1200, 10850 Penang, Malaysia; phone (604) 658-4816; fax (604) 657-2655; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.waba.org.br.
*Holistic Parenting: Raising Children to a New Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being, 2000* Lynn Wiese Sneyd. Explores the meaning of a holistic lifestyle and shows parents how the mind, body, and spirit are integral to children’s well-being. Combines the most up-to-date alternative and conventional health and child care practices. Addresses topics of herbal medicine, homeopathy, Ayurveda, holistic dentistry, nutrition, immunizations and more. 313 pp. US$17.95. Contact NTC/Contemporary Publishing Group, 4255 West Touhy Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL 60646-1975; phone (847) 679-5500; fax (847) 679-1549; Web site http://www.ntc-cb.com.
*Children’s Environmental Health: Reducing Risk in a Dangerous World, 2000* Dona Schneider and Natalie Freeman, American Public Health Association (APHA). Provides information about environmental threats to children and tools to reduce risks. Explains how children are more vulnerable than adults to all environmental threats. Topics include: infectious diseases, injuries and child health, the legacy of lead, environmental chemicals and pests, childhood asthma, and reducing environmental health risks. Includes appendix of learning activities to do with children. 149 pp. US$19.95. Contact APHS, 800 I Street NW, Washington DC 20001-3710; phone (202) 777-2742; fax (202) 777-2534; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.apha.org.
*Pesticides and Children’s Health: What Every Parent Should Know, 1998* Laura Weiss and Caroline Cox. Oregon Pesticide Education Network (OPEN). Follows two fictitious children through an average day to explore interactions with pesticides and chemical threats to children’s health. Incidents and health hazards based on published studies, actual incidents reported to Oregon agencies and data collected by state and federal agencies. 20 pp. US$5.00. Contact Oregon Environmental Council, 520 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 940, Portland, OR 97204; phone (503) 222-1963; fax (503) 222-1405; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.orcouncil.org.
*Poisons on Pets, 2000* David Wallinga. National Resource Defense Council (NRDC). Highlights potential health hazards to humans and pets from flea collars and other flea and tick control products. Studies show that exposures to hazardous pesticides, especially for children, can be quite high. Recommends that EPA ban use of products containing organophosphates. Offers recommendations for pet owners on combating fleas and ticks with a variety of non-chemical steps and/or by applying safer products, such as insect growth regulators. Available free at http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/pets/execsum.asp. Contact NRDC, 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011; phone (212) 727-2700; fax (212) 727-1773; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.nrdc.org.
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