PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK NORTH AMERICA UPDATES SERVICE
Online Resource Pointer #6
July 22, 1994
For copies of the following resources, please contact the
appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Staying Well in a Toxic World: Understanding Environmental
Illness, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Chemical Injuries,
and Sick Building Syndrome, 1994.* Lynn Lawson. Reveals how
studies by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and
Drug Administration, and other agencies demonstrate that
chemically-sensitive people are affected by the polluted
environment. Lawson looks at numerous case studies in which
people who suffer from symptoms and could not be helped by
their doctors have regained their health by decreasing
exposure to certain chemicals. 350pp. US$15.95. The Noble
Press, Inc., 213 W. Institute Place, Suite 508, Chicago, IL
60610; phone (312) 642-1168; fax (312) 642-7682.
*Health Effects of Estrogenic Pesticides, 1993.* Hearing
Before the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the
Committee on Energy and Commerce House of Representatives on
the issue of pesticides that imitate human hormones,
particularly the female hormone estrogen. Includes testimony
from the National Cancer Institute, Department of Health and
Human Services, and Environmental Protection Agency, and
other agencies. 185pp. Mr. Lee Larmon, Energy and Commerce
Committee, Room B334, Rayburn House Office Bldg., South
Capitol and Independent Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. 20515;
phone: (202) 225-0222.
*Pesticide Use Report, Indexed by Chemical & Commodity,
1992.* California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation. Each of
this two volume set summarizes the Pesticide Use Report Data
and lists by chemical or commodity the number of
applications, pounds applied, and acres/units treated in
California in 1992. Also includes the monthly and total
pounds of pesticides applied in each county in California.
Both reports approx. 350pp. Each report US$25.00. Cashier,
State of California, Department of Pesticide Regulation, 1020
N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
*Pesticide Industry Sales and Usage: 1992 and 1993 Market
Estimates, 1994.* EPA. This report was prepared by the
Biological and Economic Analysis Division of EPA's Office of
Pesticide Programs. Tables in the report contain information
on quantities of pesticides used in the U.S., user
expenditures, imports, exports, number of certified
applicators and other topics including historical data.
34pp. Available in single copies for free; request for
publication number 733-K-94-001. U.S. EPA, NCEPI, P.O. Box
42419, Cincinnati, OH 45242-2419; phone (513) 891-6561; fax
*Selected Terms and Acronyms, 1994.* EPA, Office of
Pesticide Programs. Defines in non-technical language many
commonly used terms and acronyms appearing in regulatory
documents, reports, correspondence, speeches and testimony,
fact sheets, press releases, and other publications produced
by EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs. Available in single
copies for free; request for publication number 738-B-94-002.
EPA/NCEPI, P.O. Box 42410, Cincinnati, OH 45242-0419; phone
(513) 891-6561; fax (513) 891-6685.
*Best Management Practices for Reducing Pesticide Run-Off and
Toxicity in the Coastal Fisheries of Ecuador: A Preliminary
Assessment, 1994.* Charles Benbrook. The die-off of small
larvae in the commercial shrimp ponds of coastal Ecuador is
known as the Taura Syndrome. Pesticide run-off from banana
plantations has been implicated as the main cause. This
report discusses what best management practices the industry
should adopt to improve the quality of coastal waters.
246pp. Free. Appropriate Technology Limited, 3601 Garden
Brook, Dallas, TX 75234; phone (214) 243-8930; fax (214) 406-
*Pesticides and the Agrichemical Industry in Sub-Saharan
Africa, 1994.* Winrock International Environmental Alliance.
This report examines of pesticide use in sub-Saharan Africa,
agrichemical companies that have a major regional presence
and their markets, products, and target commodities. It
offers short country reports describing patterns of pesticide
use and related issues, and discusses the problems associated
with international trade of pesticides and toxic substances
in general, and to Africa. Specifically the report also
focuses on nations in the region that are or have been
traditional recipients of donor assistance. 117pp. EPAT
Project, Winrock International Environmental Alliance, 1611
North Kent Street, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209; phone
(703) 525-9430; fax (703) 516-0481.
*Farm Chemicals Handbook, 1994.* Meister Publishing Company.
PAN's most used reference book. Contains six main sections:
Pesticide Dictionary, Biocontrols Dictionary, Fertilizer
Dictionary, Fertilizer Dictionary, Regulatory File,
Environmental and Safety, and Buyers' Guide. 865pp. US$64
(+ US$5 shipping and handling). Farm Chemicals Handbook,
37733 Euclid Avenue, Willoughby, OH 44094-5992; phone (800)
*Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program, 1994.* EPA,
Department of Pesticide Regulation. This report summarizes
reports of illness or injury potentially caused by pesticide
exposure. 54pp. California Environmental Protection Agency,
Department of Pesticide Regulation, 1020 N Street, Room 200,
Sacramento, CA 95814; phone (916) 445-3974.
*Catalog of OPP Publications and Other Information Media,
1994.* EPA, Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Lists publications and other information available to the
public from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office
of Pesticide Programs (OPP). 104pp. Available by writing:
Public Information Center, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC
20460 or the National Center for Environmental Publications
and Information (NCEPI), P.O. Box 42419, Cincinnati, OH
45242-2419; phone (703) 305-5017.
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online news update service. The Online Resource Pointer is
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our quarterly newsletter, the Global Pesticide Campaigner,
which lists selected books, reports, periodicals, articles
and videos that focus on issues related to pesticides and
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