PANNA: Resource Pointer #315 (Environmental Health)


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Resource Pointer #315 (Environmental Health)
March 28, 2003

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

*Environmental and Chemical Toxins and Psychiatric Illness, 2002* James Brown, Jr. Examines the military, occupational, and environmental exposures that cause psychiatric illnesses, including multiple chemical sensitivities, mass hysteria, radiation exposures, community stress reactions, and Gulf War and other syndromes. Links symptoms with various toxic chemical classes, including chemical weapons, pesticides, fumigants, metals, solvents, gases, PCBs and Agent Orange. 308 pages. US$45. Contact American Psychiatric Press, 1400 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005; phone (202) 682-6262; fax (202) 789-2648; Web site

*Health and Environment Newsletter* Published bi-monthly by Center for Science and the Environment (CSE). Covers topics related to global environmental health. Includes feature articles, news briefs, book reviews, letters, and CSE campaign updates. Recent features have included hazards of plastics, rising male infertility, DDT, and asthma. 12 pages. Download free back issues at: Contact Centre for Science and Environment, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi 100 062, India; phone (91-11) 2608 3394; fax (91-11) 2608 5879; Web site

*Children in the New Millennium: Environmental impact on Health, 2002* UN Environment Programme, UN Children’s Fund and World Health Organization. Illustrates the link between the environment and the well-being of children. Discusses key environmental health threats to children, including clean water and sanitation, chemical pollution and radiation, air pollution, global warming, and deforestation. Recommends actions for local, national and international bodies to promote children’s health. 142 pages. Download free at: Contact United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF House, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017; phone (212) 326-7000; Web site

*California Environmental Health Indicators, 2002* California Department of Health Services, Environmental Health Investigations Branch. Assesses the current environmental health conditions of California. Explores socio-demographics, air and water quality, pesticides, solid waste, toxic waste, the California/Baja California Border Region, more. Identifies data limitations and areas that require further research. 66 pages. Download free at Contact California Department of Health Services, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1700, Oakland, CA 94612; phone (510) 622-4500; fax (510) 622-4505; Web site

*Illness and the Environment: A Reader in Contested Medicine, 2000* Steve Kroll-Smith, Phil Brown and Valerie Gunter, eds. Written for sociologists, medical professionals, public policy makers, activists and lawyers. Examines political, legal, and medical conflicts over recognizing the relationship between the environment and human health. Chapters address toxin exposure in the workplace and the community, limits of epidemiology and food safety thresholds, and illnesses linked with endocrine disruption, Agent Orange, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and more. 476 pages. US$25. Contact University of New York Press, 838 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003; phone (212) 998-2575; fax (212) 995-3833; Web site

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