PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK NORTH AMERICA UPDATES SERVICE
Online Resource Pointer #8
October 10, 1994
For copies of the following resources, please contact the
appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Border Right-to-Know Project: The 1993 Northeastern Sonora
Pilot Inventories, 1994.* Enlace Ecologico, A.C. (EECO) and
Arizona Toxics Information, Inc. (ATI). This inventory
represents the first systematic public collection and analysis
of hard data on toxics use by small farmers and U.S.-owned
maquiladoras in three communities of Mexico's northern border
zone. The agricultural component of the project surveyed
pesticide use on small farms in the rural northeastern Sonora
communities of Fronteras and Santa Cruz. The industrial
component surveyed hazardous materials use and release by
maquiladoras in the northeastern Sonora city of Agua Prieta.
English and Spanish (translation now in preparation). 230 pp.
US$20. Arizona Toxics Information, P.O. Box 1896, Bisbee,
Arizona 85603; phone/fax (602) 432-5374; email
*Integrated Pest Management: The Path of a Paradigm, 1994.*
James R. Cate and Maureen Kuwano Hinkle. This report was
written to aid U.S. decision-makers develop a clearly
articulated definition of IPM that goes beyond the more common
definitions of use of monitoring and economic thresholds
restoring the ecological basis of IPM. 40pp. US$5.00.
Contact: Devon Danz, National Audubon Society, 666
Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20003; phone
(202) 547-9009; fax (202) 547-9022.
*Fertility on the Brink: The Legacy of the Chemical Age, 1994.*
National Wildlife Federation. Report details recent scientific
studies showing that hormone-imitating chemicals are building
up in animals and humans and disrupting reproduction, immunity,
behavior, and metabolism. 49 pp. US$15.00. National Wildlife
Federation, 1400 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; phone
*Economic Evaluation of Integrated Pest Management Programs: A
Literature Review, 1994.* George W. Norton and Jeffrey Mullen.
Report briefly reviews current economic evaluations of IPM
programs. Information is provided on the economic benefits of
IPM, the effects of IPM on pesticide use, and methods for
evaluating practices and programs. 112 pp. Free while
available. Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
Blacksburg, VA 24061; phone (703) 231-4530; fax (703) 231-7417.
*Sampling for Pesticide Residues in California Well Water: 1993
Update Well Inventory Data Base, 1993.* CalEPA, Department of
Pesticide Regulation (DPR). Report summarizes analytical
results of sampling for pesticides in California ground water
reported to DPR from July 1, 1992 - June 30, 1993. 167pp.
Free. California Environmental Protection Agency, Department
of Pesticide Regulation, Environmental Monitoring and Pest
Management Branch, Environmental Monitoring and Pest Management
Branch, Environmental Hazards Assessment Program, 1220 N
Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Contact: Mark Pepple, Associate
Environmental Research Scientist, phone (916) 324-4086.
*Toward the 21st Century: Planning for the Protection of
California's Environment, 1994.* Pesticide and Environment
Toxicology Section, Office of Environmental Health Hazard
Assessment. Prepared by the California Comparative Risk
Project to address human health risks including particulate
matter, tobacco smoke, lead, diesel exhaust, dioxins, volatile
organic chemicals and pesticides. The report will be used to
assist CalEPA policymakers to help identify and structure
environmental priorities. 642 pp. California Comparative Risk
Project c/o Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment,
P.O. Box 942732, MS 241, Sacramento, CA 94234-7320.
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