Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
Resource Pointer #280
*State of the Evidence: What is the Connection between Chemicals and Breast Cancer?* 2002. Nancy Evans, ed. Presents body burden studies and laboratory and ecological research on the link between breast cancer and chemical exposure. Examines household products, pesticides, plastic, fuel and cigarette additives. Suggests further research in workplace exposure and breast milk contamination. 32 pages. Contact either The Breast Cancer Fund, 2107 O’Farrell St., San Francisco, CA 94115; (866) 760-8223; fax (415) 346-2975; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.breastcancerfund.org/ or Breast Cancer Action, 55 New Montgomery St., Suite 323, San Francisco, CA 94105; phone (877) 278-6722; fax (415) 243-3996; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.bcaction.org/.
*Environmentally Induced Illnesses: Ethics, Risk Assessment and Human Rights* 2001. Thomas Kerns. Describes how long-term, low-dose exposure to toxicants (such as solvents, pesticides and artificial fragrances) are causing epidemics of chemically induced illnesses including respiratory disorders, cancer, sleep abnormalities, behavioral disorders and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Addresses ethical issues such as human rights, actual costs, risk/benefit assessments, precautionary principle, more. 304 pages. US$39.95. Contact McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Box 611, Jefferson, North Carolina 28640; phone (336) 246-4460; fax (336) 246-5018; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/.
*Late Lessons from Early Warnings: the Precautionary Principle 1896-2000* 2001. European Environmental Agency. Writen as environmental policy recommendation to the European Union advocating use of the precautionary principle. Cites historical environmental disasters that arguably could have been avoided, given early warning evidence. Case studies include fish stocks, radiation, asbestos, PCBs, ozone layer, gasoline additive MTBE, pollution of the Great Lakes, hormones as growth promoters, mad cow disease, more. 210 pages. Download free at http://reports.eea.eu.int/environmental_issue_report_2001_22/en. Contact the European Environmental Agency, Kongens, Nytorv 6, DK-1050 Copenhagen K, Denmark; phone (45) 3336-7100; fax (45) 3336-7199; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.eea.eu.int/.
*Our Stolen Future Web Site* http://www.ourstolenfuture.org. Covers developments in the science of endocrine disruption since the 1996 publication of the book, “Our Stolen Future.” Features regular updates on science regarding endocrine disruption, as well as information about ongoing policy debates and suggestions for consumer and citizen action. Includes overview of the book’s contents as well as sections on human impacts, wildlife impacts, disease resistance, brain behavior and low dose effects. Easy to navigate site with links to recent scientific studies, press clippings, policy news and upcoming events.
*European Workshop on Endocrine Disrupters: Workshop Report* 2001. June 18-20, 2001, Aronsborg, Sweden. Sponsored by European Environment Agency, World Health Organization, others. Presents current scientific understanding of endocrine disrupters and the extent of their effects on human health and the environment. Identifies areas of further needed research in human endocrine systems and endocrine disrupters, exposure studies, effective testing methods, international information sharing and environmental policy development. 58 pages. Download free at http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/environment/docum/01262_en.htm. Contact Environment Directorate-General, European Commission, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium; email email@example.com; Web site http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/index_en.htm.
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