PANUPS: Resource Pointer #123

                         P A N U P S
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Resource Pointer #123

April 17, 1997

For copies of the following resources, please contact 
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.


*World Conference on Breast Cancer, July 13-17, 1997, 
Kingston, Ontario, Canada.* Kingston Breast Cancer 
Conference Committee and Women's Environment and 
Development Organization. International conference will 
present speakers and workshops covering range of issues 
related to breast cancer, including prevention, 
treatment, research, support, advocacy and alternative 
therapies. Conference program is directed at women with 
breast cancer, health care professionals, researchers, 
social workers, cancer information providers, health 
educators and others. Registration -- Canada$275. First 
World Conference on Breast Cancer, Registration Office, 
PO Box 1570, 190 Railway St., Kingston, ON K7L 5C8; 
phone (613) 531-9210; fax (613) 531-0626; email 

*Reducing Your Risk: A Guide to Avoiding Hormone-
Disrupting Chemicals, 1997.* World Wildlife Fund (WWF). 
Presents lay-language overview of endocrine disrupting 
chemicals and explains how endocrine system and hormone 
disruptors work. Outlines evidence that certain 
pesticides and other chemicals are hormone disruptors 
and describes steps to reduce exposure to these 
chemicals. Suggests alternatives to pesticides  and 
points out that some pesticides thought not to cause 
hormone-disruption may contain hormone-disrupting secret 
"inert" ingredients. 22 pp. Free. WWF Canada, 90 
Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 504, Toronto, ON M4P 2Z7, 
Canada; phone (416) 489-8800; fax (416) 489-3611; email 
panda@wwfcanada.org; http://www.wwfcanada/hormone-

*Poison Poles: Their Toxic Trail and the Safer 
Alternatives, 1997.* National Coalition Against the 
Misuse of Pesticides (NCAMP). Investigates chemical wood 
preservatives used on telephone poles and utility poles 
and finds that they are protected with large quantities 
of very toxic pesticides. Discusses ecological and 
health problems associated with using wood poles, 
including impacts of forestry, chemical production, 
disposal and wood treatment products. Examines hazards 
of widely used preservatives pentachlorophenol, 
creosote, arsenicals and copper naphthenate. Discusses 
availability of alternatives to wood poles, including 
recycled steel, reinforced concrete and fiberglass 
composite. 48 pp. US$20. NCAMP, 701 E Street, SE, 
Washington, DC 20003; phone (202) 543-5450; fax (202) 
543-4791; email ncamp@igc.org; http://www.ncamp.org.

*California Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program, 
Summary Report, 1996.* California Department of 
Pesticide Regulation (DPR). Summarizes reports about 
pesticide related illness or injury received by DPR 
during 1994. Lists cases classified as possibly, 
probably or definitely related to pesticide exposure 
(1,332 cases), and provides information about affected 
individuals, including age, occupation, type of injury 
or illness and type of pesticide identified as possible, 
probable or definite cause of illness. 53 pp. Free. 
California Environmental Protection Agency, DPR, Worker 
Health and Safety Branch, 1020 N Street, Room 200, 
Sacramento, CA 95814; phone (916) 445-4222; fax (916) 
445-4280; http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/.

*Ten Tips to Protect Children from Pesticide and Lead 
Poisonings around the Home, 1997.* (English and 
Spanish). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 
Single page fact sheet describes ways to protect 
children from toxins -- e.g. store pesticides in locked 
cabinet and remove children and toys from area before 
applying pesticides. Does not mention least toxic 
alternatives to pesticides. Free. (Specify item #735-F-
97-001). U.S. EPA National Center for Environmental 
Publications and Information, Cincinnati, OH 45268; 
phone (513) 489-8190; fax (513) 489-8695.

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in the Online Resource Pointer to send review copies of 
publications, videos or other sources to our office 
(address listed below) or to contact Information Program 
Associate Adam Kirshner for further information.  

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