Resource Pointer #360 (Pesticides and Health)
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Our Toxic World: A Wake Up Call, 2003* Doris J. Rapp. A thorough and accessible overview of the various ways in which toxics are harmful to the health of adults, children, and wildlife. Addresses individual chemicals, where they are commonly found, how they effect health, and alternatives to their use. Discusses health issues linked to toxics including cancers, sexual and fetal development, learning disorders, and psychological disorders. 512 pages. $24.95. Available for pre-order at: http://www.drrapp.com/. Contact Doris J. Rapp, M.D., 1421 Colvin Blvd., Buffalo, NY 14223; phone (716) 875-0398; fax (716) 875-5399; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.drrapp.com/.
*Pediatric Environmental Health, 2003* American Academy of Pediatrics. Includes a large section detailing the health threats toxic pollutants pose to children. Discusses issues of toxicity and exposure specific to this vulnerable population. Cites studies for further research. 720 pages. US $44.95 for non-members and $39.95 for members. Contact The American Academy of Pediatrics,141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098; phone (888) 227-1770; fax (847) 228-1282; Web site http://www.aap.org/.
*Stopping Cancer at the Source, 2001* M. Sara Rosenthal. Discusses the links between toxics and cancer ands proposes a model of cancer prevention rather than the traditional treatment focus and the role of government in this approach. Addresses chemical carcinogens and how to avoid them. 219 pages. US $22.95. Contact Sarahealth, c/o Trafford Press, Suite 6E, 2333 Government Street, Victoria, B.C. V8T 4P4, Canada; phone (250) 383-6864; fax (250) 383-6804; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.trafford.com.
*Do Pesticides Cause Lymphoma?, 2001* Susan Osburn, Lymphoma Foundation of America. Surveys recent research linking pesticides with lymphoma and includes a directory of studies for further research. Explains research methodologies and defines important terms. 50 pages. Available for free download at: http://www.lymphomaresearch.org/report.php. Contact Lymphoma Foundation of America, 814 North Garfield Street, Arlington, VA 22201; phone (703) 875-9800; fax (703) 527-4056; Web site http://www.lymphomaresearch.org/.
*Warning: Pesticides are Dangerous to Your Health!, 1999* Presents the numerous health problems caused by endocrine disrupting chemicals commonly used as pesticides, including cancers, reproductive problems, and child development issues. Also discusses alternatives to the use of these pesticides and policies and campaigns to eliminate their use. 84 pages. US $10. Contact Pesticide Action Network Asia and Pacific, P.O. Box 1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia; phone (604) 657-0271; fax (604) 657-7445; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.panap.net/.
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