Resource Pointer #92
August 12, 1996
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Cancer and Pesticides Conference, October 26, 1996.*
Sponsored by Rachel Carson Council, Inc. This conference will
address relationships between pesticides and cancer and
include discussions of pesticide-related occupational
cancers, uses of epidemiology and animal experiments for
studying pesticide health effects and molecular basis of
carcinogenicity. Participants will include scientists from
U.S. National Institutes of Health and U.S. National
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and
representatives of pesticide reform organizations and others.
Dr. David Pimentel and Dr. Aaron Blair will be featured
speakers. US$50 pre-registration fee ($60 at door). Rachel
Carson Council, Inc., 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD
20815; phone (301) 652-1877; fax (301) 951-7179.
*Voices for Pesticide Reform: The Case for Safe Practices and
Sound Policy, 1996.* Beyond Pesticides. Examines pesticide
poisoning incidents in U.S. since 1981, when the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discontinued monitoring
pesticide poisoning incidents. Presents brief descriptions of
pesticide poisonings in households, home-gardens, schools,
community pest control programs and agriculture, and examines
the pesticides involved, pests targeted at the time and
resulting health impacts. Discusses alternatives to
pesticides and recommends implementing government policies
that stress non-toxic pest control. Includes information
about health and ecological effects of commonly used
pesticides. 103 pp. US$20. Beyond Pesticides, 701 E Street,
SE, Washington, DC 20003; phone (202) 543-5450; fax (202)
543-4791; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Raising Children Toxic Free: How to Keep Your Child Safe
from Lead, Asbestos, Pesticides and Other Environmental
Hazards, 1996.* Herbert Needleman, M.D. and Philip Landrigan,
M.D. Provides lay-language introduction to reproductive and
nervous systems, emphasizing how environmental toxins
interfere with these systems in developing children. Focuses
on several toxins, including lead, asbestos and pesticides,
and describes the range of pesticide health effects.
Discusses ways to reduce exposure to pesticides and suggests
steps parents can take to reduce pesticide use, including
using alternatives and advocating least-toxic pest control in
schools. 259 pp. US$20. Ferrar, Straus and Giroux, 19 Union
Square West, New York, NY 10003.
*We All Live Downstream, 1996.* (Video). Oregon State
University Extension Service. Discusses degradation of U.S.
fresh water resources by non-point pollution, focusing on
Oregon rivers and streams. Examines impacts of runoff from
agriculture, urban development and logging, including
pesticides and erosion problems. Scientists and
representatives of state government agencies describe
possible solutions, including ways to reduce runoff from farm
animal waste and erosion of agricultural lands. Mentions
pesticide contamination effects briefly. 28:30 minutes.
US$30. Make checks payable to Oregon State University.
Publications Orders, Agricultural Communications, Oregon
State University, Administrative Services Building A422,
Corvallis, OR 97331; phone (503) 737-2513; fax (503) 737-
*National Drinking Water Program Redirection Strategy, 1996.*
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Addresses
comments made by members of U.S. Congress and others at
recent stakeholder meetings, and presents strategy for
managing drinking water safety, including pesticides. New
priorities include developing risk assessments for triazine
herbicides, new health advisories for arsenic, sulfate and
other contaminants, and regulations for microbial
contaminants and disinfection byproducts. Provides overview
of EPA National Drinking Water Program history and
activities. 21 pp. No charge. (Specify item #810-R-96-003).
U.S. EPA National Center for Environmental Publications and
Information, Cincinnati, OH 45268; phone (513) 489-8190; fax
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