Per your request - there's lots of information about health and pesticides,
cancer. Is there something in specific you were looking for? Here's some
starting starting points - hope they're useful. Please let me know if you want
further information on these (ex. contact information) or if you have a more
specific question/request you want info on. There's lots of other
books/articles/groups I can think of that might be useful to you, depending on
what you need. You happen to have hit one of the issues that I track...
Hope this is useful to you. Good luck!
> GOOD OVERVIEW/DETAILS "The Environmental Link to Breast Cancer", Ms. magazine
> GOOD OVERVIEW AND DETAILS "The Politics of Cancer: Why the medical
establishment blames the victims instead of carcinogens," Utne Reader 11-12/93,
information reprinted from Detroit Metro Times 5/19/93 plus additional
information. Magazine article, excellent information.
> Good summary, on this and wide range pesticide issues. Book. 56pp: "After
Silent Spring: The unsolved problems of pesticide use in the U.S.", NRDC 6/93
(212) 727-2700 ask for publications. Chapter on link with cancer. Well
> Study correlating home pesticides and children's cancer. Discussed in New
Scientist 3-11-95 (as reported in Spectrum magazine 7/95) Children under 14 had
4X normal risk of connective tissue tumors if lawns had been treated with
pesticides. Discussed in American Journal of Public Health, 2/95, vol. 85 No.
2. Also correlation pest strips and leukemias.
> Nancy Evans, Breast Cancer Action, San Francisco, is a health organization
working on issue of toxins causing breast cancer. (415) 922-8279
> Mary Wolff of Mount Sanai School of Medicine studied pesticides in blood and
breast cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Vol. 85, No. 8, April
21, 1993, pp598-9). That and related information was discussed in the Breast
Cancer Action newsletter #19 8/93, p. 7-8.
> Studies of biopsied breast tissue have found correlation prescence of
pesticides and cancerous tissue. Frank Falck jr, Connecticut's Hartford
Hospital. (Sierra magazine 11-12/92, p. 24)
> Studies linking farmer use of pesticides with increased risk of certain
cancers. (Ex. Journal of American Medical Association 9/5/86, vol. 256, No. 9,
p. 1141. Ex. story in American Health 4/93. Excellent summary stats/discussion
State of the World 1994, including table on p.124)
> Also, look at the emerging information on pesticides that act as
xeno-estrogens - this is being considered as a cause of breast cancer.
> Greenpeace works on issue, though perhaps more about chlorine/dioxin, I don't
know. (202) 462-1177
> Might want to see if you can get access to Cancerline, one of the National
Library of Medicine's databases and search for articles on cancer and
pesticides. (You'll probably get a lot of responses. If you can be more
specific, say breast cancer, you'll get more targetted responses for your
> I'm separately sending you a file of articles that are available from the
Environmental Research Foundation (Rachel's Environmental and Health Weekly).
Very well-researched and documented information, you can get online.
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