PANUPS: Resource Pointer #139

                         P A N U P S
                   Pesticide Action Network 
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                       Updates Service

Resource Pointer #139

August 20, 1997

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


*U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Conference 
on Preventable Causes of Cancer in Children, September 
15-16, 1997, Sheraton National Hotel, Arlington, VA.* 
(Conference). Conference will explore why the number of 
new cancer cases among U.S. children continues to rise, 
focusing on potential role of environmental toxins. 
Scientific presentations will examine current trends in 
childhood cancer; parental employment and childhood 
cancer; environment and cancer; and what scientists 
don't know about chemical risks. Includes workshops on 
risk factor identification, molecular markers of 
exposure and susceptibility and measurement of exposure 
to environmental agents. Conference is free. To 
register, contact Conference Coordinator, Suite 500, 
8601 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20901; phone (301) 
589-5318; fax (301) 589-8487; email cancer@emsus.com.

*Vermont's Atrazine Addiction: Contamination, Cancer and 
Saving the Farmers Who Care, 1997.* Jennifer Ferrara and 
Cathy Donahue. Reviews hazards of pesticide use in general 
and discusses Vermont's changing agriculture, particularly 
the state's declining number of family farms. Describes 
threats from atrazine use, including cancer and endocrine 
disruption, and says that Vermont residents are exposed to 
cancer risks from atrazine 19 times greater than the federal 
government's acceptable risk level for atrazine in food. 
Calls for banning atrazine in Vermont and promoting policies 
that support environmentally sound family farms. 24 pp. US$3. 
Food & Water, RR1, Box 68D, Walden, VT 05873; phone toll free 
(800) EAT-SAFE or (802) 563-3300; fax (802) 563-3310.

*Great Lakes Great Lawns: A Homeowners' Guide to Growing 
Lawns without Pesticides, 1996.* Wisconsin's 
Environmental Decade Institute. Presents straightforward 
information about how to make lawns grow and thrive 
without pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Describes 
range of problems caused by lawn pesticides, focusing on 
North American Great Lakes region. Gives guidelines for 
choosing grass, mowing, watering, fertilizing and 
managing weeds, insects and other pests. Includes 
suggestions for encouraging beneficial insects and 
wildlife. 46 pp. US$5. Wisconsin's Environmental Decade 
Institute, 122 State St., Suite 200, Madison, WI 53703; 
phone (608) 251-7020; fax (608) 251-1655; email 

*Great Lakes Great Lawns, 1996.* (Video). Wisconsin's 
Environmental Decade Institute. Interviews range of 
people involved in ecologically sound lawn care, 
including homeowners, golf course groundskeepers and 
scientists. Provides tips for implementing safe, 
ecological pest control and lawn care, focusing on lawns 
in North American Great Lakes region. 26 minutes. US$10. 
Wisconsin's Environmental Decade Institute, 122 State 
St., Suite 200, Madison, WI 53703; phone (608) 251-7020; 
fax (608) 251-1655; email ehanson@itis.com.

*Job Announcement: Toxics Policy Advocate at California 
Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG).*  CALPIRG 
seeks campaigner on pesticide/toxics issues. Writing, 
speaking, researching and organizing skills important. 
CALPIRG is a non-profit public interest organization 
dedicated to preserving the environment, protecting 
consumers and holding government accountable to public 
interest. Salary:  $18,000 - $26,000 with benefits. For 
more information and complete job description, contact 
Jonathan Kaplan, CALPIRG Charitable Trust, 116 New 
Montgomery Street, Suite 530, San Francisco, CA 94105; 
phone (415) 543-6242; fax (415) 543-1480; email 

We encourage those interested in having resources listed 
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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