Resource Pointer #394 (Chemicals and War)
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Trespass Against Us: Dow Chemical & The Toxic Century, 2004* Jack Doyle, Environmental Health Fund. Investigates the environmental and human health impacts of Dow Chemical products on communities around the world, and the prospects for justice for affected communities. Includes a section focusing on Dow’s production of chemicals for war, including Napalm, Agent Orange, and 2,4,5-T. 485 pages. $24.95. Contact Common Courage Press, Box 702, Monroe, ME 04951; phone (800) 497-3207; fax (207) 525-3068; website http://www.commoncouragepress.com.
*The Dioxin War: Truth and Lies about a Perfect Poison, 2004* Robert Allen. Examines the far-reaching impacts of Dioxin, a class of extremely toxic and highly persistent chemicals. Dioxin is also a component of the herbicide formulation, Agent Orange, extensively sprayed by U.S. military during the Vietnam War. Reveals the attempts by the chemical industry, in collusion with U.S. regulatory and health authorities, to cover up the true impact of dioxin on human health and how a small group of people brought the truth about dioxin into the public domain. 201 pages. $19.95. Contact Pluto Press, 345 Archway Road, London N6 5AA, UK; phone +44 (0) 20 8348 2724; fax +44 (0)20 8348 9133; email email@example.com; website http://www.plutobooks.com.
*The Friendship Village: A Documentary Film, 2002* Michelle Mason. Documentary film about an international group of veterans who are building a village in Vietnam for children with birth abnormalities related to Agent Orange. Follows the story of the village’s founder, George Mizo, taking us through his experiences of war’s horror to the personal transformation that led to this remarkable village. 51 minutes. $85. Contact Bullfrog Films, PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547; phone (800) 543-3764 or (610) 779-8226; fax (610) 370-1978; email firstname.lastname@example.org; website http://www.bullfrogfilms.com.
*Health and Environmental Effects of Herbicide Spray Campaigns in Colombia, 2002, 2005* Jim Oldham and Rachel Massey. An overview of the effects of U.S. sponsored herbicide spraying in Colombia on human health and the environment. Makes the case for a moratorium on spraying throughout the region. 15 pages. Updated by a fact sheet entitled, Rethinking Plan Colombia: New Science on Roundup: Threats to Human Health and Wildlife, published June 2005. 2 pages. Both are available as a free download at http://www.laslianas.org/Colombia/publications.html. Contact Las Lianas Resource Center, 301 East Hadley Road, Amherst, MA 01002; email email@example.com; website http://www.laslianas.org.
*Gulf War Syndrome: Legacy of a Perfect War, 2001* Alison Johnson. Presents a careful analysis of toxic chemical exposures that may have contributed to Gulf War syndrome. Provides information on conditions experienced by those affected and the possible connection to chemical injury and sensitivity. 240 pages. $14. Contact MCS Information Exchange, Alison Johnson, 3 Larrabee Farm Road, Brunswick, ME 04011; phone (207) 725-8570; website http://www.conceptmed.com/Johnson.
We encourage those interested in having resources listed in the PANUPS Resource Pointer to send review copies of publications, videos or other resources to our office.
PANUPS is a weekly email news service providing resource guides and reporting on pesticide issues that don’t always get coverage by the mainstream media. It’s produced by Pesticide Action Network North America, a non-profit and non-governmental organization working to advance sustainable alternatives to pesticides worldwide.
You can join our efforts! We gladly accept donations for our work and all contributions are tax deductible in the United States. Visit http://www.panna.org/donate.