Resource Pointer #94
August 27, 1996
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Masculinity at Risk: Pesticides and Male Fertility,
1996.* Caroline Cox. Presents overview of pesticide
impacts on male fertility, stressing that sperm counts
in healthy men have been declining over past 50 years.
Discusses evidence that pesticides contribute to these
declines and lists pesticides linked to male fertility
problems, including information about the specific
hazards of each chemical. 6 pp. US$3. Northwest
Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP), P.O.
Box 1393, Eugene, OR 97440; phone (541) 344-5044; fax
(541) 344-6923; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The WHO Recommended Classification of Pesticides by
Hazard and Guidelines to Classification 1996-1997,
1996.* International Programme on Chemical Safety
(IPCS). Classifies pesticides according to acute
toxicity and provides basic information including main
uses and lethal dosage levels. Describes criteria used
in categorizing pesticides. WHO categories include Ia
(extremely hazardous), Ib (highly hazardous), II
(moderately hazardous), III (slightly hazardous) and
"products unlikely to present acute hazard in normal
use." 64 pp. No charge. International Programme on
Chemical Safety, CH-1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland; phone
(41 22) 791 3592; fax (41 22) 791-0746.
*Pesticide Risk in Groundwater, 1995.* Marco Vighi and
Enzo Funari (eds.) Presents technical overview of issues
related to pesticides in groundwater, including
monitoring pesticide levels, evaluating groundwater
vulnerability, health implications of contamination and
pesticide registration and management. Discusses
potential solutions, including techniques for water
purification, new pesticides and integrated weed
management. Does not stress pesticide reduction or
ecological alternatives. 275 pp. US$79.95. Specify
Catalog Number L439 OB 73714393, CRC Press, Inc., 2000
Corporate Blvd. NW, Boca Raton, FL 33431; phone (407)
994-0555 or toll free (800) 272-7737; fax (407) 998-9114
or toll free (800) 374-3401.
*Critical Condition: Human Health and the Environment,
1993.* E. Chivian, M. McCally, H. Hu and A. Haines
(eds). Examines health impacts of global environmental
degradation, including global warming, ozone depletion
and toxic pollution of air, water and soil. Includes
discussion of pesticide hazards due to water and food
contamination and presents general overview of pesticide
affects on environment. Emphasizes role of physicians in
responding to environmental health problems and
addressing the causes of these problems. 244 pp.
US$15.95. The MIT Press, c/o Uniserv Inc., 525 Great
Road, Littleton, MA 01460; phone (617) 625-8569 or toll
free (800) 356-0343; email mitpress-orders@MIT.EDU.
*English/Spanish Spanish/English Illustrated
Agricultural Dictionary, 1993.* Robert Rice, Jr.
Provides translation for range of agricultural terms,
including tools, processes, insects and other words
related to plants, soil and crop production. Presents
pictures of many tools, insects, plants and animals and
includes terms related to sustainable agriculture and
biological pest control. 160 pp. US$27.95. Thomson
Publications, P.O. Box 9335, Fresno, CA 93791; phone
(209) 435-2163; fax (209) 435-8319.
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