PANNA: Resource Pointer #279


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Resource Pointer #279
April 26, 2002

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

*Pesticide Exports from U. S. Ports, 1997-2000, 2001* Carl Smith. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Volume 7, Number 4, pp 266-274. Reports export volumes of specific pesticides, including those banned or not registered for use in the United States. Recommends an end to U.S. companies exporting domestically-banned chemicals. Also recommends transparent and complete export bookkeeping. Third in a series of reports based on U.S. Customs data. 8 pages. Contact Carl Smith, Foundation for the Advancement in Science and Education, 4801 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 215, Los Angeles, CA 90010, phone (323) 937-9911; fax (323) 937-7440; email; Web site

*Healthy, Fair and Profitable: A Win-Win Pesticide Policy, 2002* Gary Wolff. Outlines a policy proposal encouraging economically and ecologically sustainable agriculture in California. Proposes an increase in pesticide mill fees to fund the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Notes model systems used by other states and countries. 20 pages. Download free at Contact the Pacific Institute, 654 13th Street, Preservation Park, Oakland, CA 94612; phone (510) 251-1600; fax (510) 251-2203; email; Web site

*OECD Environmental Outlook for the Chemical Industry, 2001* Organisation for Economic Cooperation (OECD). Describes production, consumption and trade trends of chemical industry within OECD’s 30 industrialized member countries. Outlines effects of chemical industry on the environment, including resource consumption, waste production and pollution. Outlines present health and safety policies along with future policy options, past achievements and future challenges. 161 pages. Download free at Contact the Organisation for Economic Cooperation, Environment Directorate, 2 rue Andre-Pascal, 75775 Paris, Cedex 16, France; phone (33-1) 4524-8200; fax (33-1) 4524-1675; email; Web site

*Opportunities to Improve Pesticide Policy in Central America, 2000* Andrew Crain. Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, Volume 11, Number 1, page 150. Describes various national and international government, non-government and business pressures affecting pesticide regulation in Central America. Suggests that improvements of pesticide policy should include: examining nature of hurricane relief and agricultural support programs; improving knowledge of pesticide toxicology, use and existing stockpiles; and focussing on local community-based, creative long-term solutions. US$15 to order single publications. Contact William S. Hein & Co. Inc., 1285 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209; phone (800) 828-7571; fax (716) 883-8100; email; Web site

*Pesticide Polices in the European Union, 2000* Grada Wossink and Theadore Feitshans. Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, Volume 5, Number 1, pp 223-250. Describes pesticide standards, key issues, policies and regulatory institutions of the EU and its member states. Reports statistics on pesticide use, reduction and water contamination in the EU’s member states. 27 pages. US$15 to order single publications. Contact the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, Drake University Law School, 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311; phone (800) 443-7259 x4969; email; Web site

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