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PANUPS: Resource Pointer #131

                         P A N U P S
                   Pesticide Action Network 
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                       Updates Service

Resource Pointer #131

June 24, 1997

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


*Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the 
Environment, 1997.* Sandra Steingraber. Explores 
personal, political and historical aspects of how 
industrial pollutants affect health and the environment 
-- with a focus on pesticides. Examines toxics release 
and cancer registry data, discusses history of 
industrial reliance on toxins and argues for eliminating 
industrial carcinogens. Includes brief appendix with 
information on how to obtain information about 
environmental toxins. 357 pp. US$24. Addison-Wesley 
Publishing Company, Inc., Attn: Order Services, One 
Jacob Way, Reading, MA 01867; phone toll free (800) 358-
4566 or (617) 944-3700 ext.5190; fax toll free (800) 
367-7198; order online http://www.aw.com/gb/.

*Global Pesticide Campaigner, June 1997.* PANNA. 
Quarterly periodical of pesticide and sustainable 
agriculture news. June issue focuses on human costs of 
hazardous pesticides, including an excerpt from Living 
Downstream (see above) about proliferation of synthetic 
chemicals; an article by an Indian activist on his 
struggle with cancer and its relation to pesticides; and 
an article about methyl bromide's effects on California 
communities. Also includes update on methyl bromide 
phaseout and other pesticide news worldwide. 
Subscription costs: individuals/nonprofits -- US$25; 
small business/government/libraries -- US$50; 
corporations -- US$100. Contact PANNA (see below).

*Child Labour: Targeting the Intolerable, 1996.* 
International Labour Office (ILO). Documents extent of 
child labor in hazardous industries worldwide, including 
agriculture. Examines range of national child labor laws 
and varying degrees of enforcement, providing 
information about minimum work age requirements and 
types of legal child labor in different countries. 
Discusses international law and makes recommendations 
for improving regulations and enforcement. Suggests 
priority areas for action, including sugar-cane 
plantations and vegetable farms in Philippines and 
commercial farms in Kenya. 123 pp. US$14.95 plus $4.50 
shipping/handling. Specify ISBN#92-2-110328-5. ILO 
Publications Center, P.O. Box 753, Waldorf, MD 20604; 
phone (301) 638-3152; fax (301) 843-0159; email 

*Environmental Health Threats to Children, 1996.* U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Summarizes 
threats to children's health from environmental toxins, 
including pesticides, lead and drinking water 
contaminants. Describes EPA's agenda for protecting 
children and recommends actions, including in areas of 
research, national policy and education. States that 
each year more than 100,000 children accidentally 
directly ingest pesticides in the U.S. 13 pp. No charge. 
National Center for Environmental Publications and 
Information, P.O. Box 42419, Cincinnati, OH 45242; phone 
toll free (800) 490-9198 or (513) 489-8190; fax (513) 

*California: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer 
Handbook, 1997.* Women's Environment and Development 
Organization (WEDO). Reviews theories about 
environmental factors linked to breast cancer, focusing 
on how activists and public officials can work together 
to eliminate harmful substances. Documents legal gains 
in California but provides information useful elsewhere, 
including discussions of pesticides and cancer. Gives 
contact information for organizations and agencies 
working on issues related to pesticides, race, 
radiation, electromagnetic fields and toxins. 60 pp. 
US$10. WEDO, attn: Pamela Ransom, 355 Lexington Avenue, 
3rd Floor, New York, NY 10017; phone (212) 973-0325 
ext.211; fax (212) 973-0335; email wedo@igc.org; 

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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