PANNA: Resource Pointer #304 (Global Risks to Public Health)


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Resource Pointer #304 (Global Risks to Public Health)
January 8, 2003

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

*Silent Invaders: Pesticides, Livelihoods and Women’s Health, 2002* Miriam Jacobs and Barbara Dinham, eds, PAN UK. Documents effects of pesticides on farming communities and agricultural workers–particularly women workers. Discusses gender-related pesticide regulatory issues and recent successful campaigns and community actions. Includes 30 case studies from Nigeria, Latin America, California, Senegal, Pakistan, India, more. 342 pages. UK$14.95 or US$25. Contact PAN UK, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Road, London, SW2 1BZ, UK; phone (44(0)20) 7274 8895; fax (44(0)20) 7274 9084; email [email protected]; Web site or Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK; phone (44(0)20) 7837 4014; fax (44(0)20) 7833 3960; email [email protected]; Web site

*Deceit and Denial: the Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution, 2002* Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner. Examines how the chemical and lead industries’ intentionally deceived workers, consumers, government agencies, and the public about the health hazards of products containing lead and polyvinyl chloride. Describes the industries’ public relations tactics, elaborate lies and efforts to protect profits over human health. Warns that corporate control of scientific research has undermined toxics research and public health. 428 pages. US34.95. Contact University of California Press, 2120 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720; phone (510) 642-4247; fax (510) 643-7127; email [email protected]; Web site

*Life Support: The Environment and Human Health, 2002* Michael McCally, ed. Written by physicians and public health experts. Argues that environmental degradation is a serious threat to public health. Discusses the health impacts of air and water pollution, population and resource consumption, climate change, ozone depletion, ultraviolet radiation, biodiversity loss, habitat destruction, war, and impacts on vulnerable populations (such as workers and children). 312 pages. US$19.95, Contact MIT Press, Five Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142; phone (617) 253-5646; fax (617) 258-6779; email [email protected]; Web site

*World Disasters Report 2002: Focus on Reducing Risk, 2002* International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Argues that risk reduction and humanitarian accountability are essential for sustainable development. Examines preparedness and mitigation initiatives from disaster-prone countries. Includes latest disaster and refugee data from around the world. 239 pages. UK$17.95 or US$25. Contact Kumarian Press Inc, 1294 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002; phone (860) 243-2098; fax (860) 243-2867; email [email protected]; Web page

*Dying for Growth: Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor, 2000* Jim Yong Kim, Joyce Millen, Alec Irwin and John Gershman, eds. Writen by epidemiologists, historians, political economists, physicians and activists. Examines health effects of developmental policies and strategies promoted by governments of wealthy countries, the World Bank and the WTO. Includes cases studies from Haiti, Peru, Russian, India, Mexico, Cuba and El Salvador. 584 pages. US$29.95. Contact Common Courage Press, PO Box 702, Monroe, ME 04951; phone (207) 525-0900; fax (207) 525-3068; email [email protected]; Web site

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