Agrochemicals, health and environment: directory of resources

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Agrochemicals – health and environmental overview

This directory provides direct links to web-accessible resources on health and environment aspects of agrochemical management, organized into categories of relevance to policy-making. To move from topic to topic, please click on the keywords in the index. Direct links to agrochemicals-related web portals and programmes of the United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization, and other United Nations agencies are provided in Section 10 of the directory

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    Buccini J. The global pursuit of the sound management of chemicals, part 1. Washington, DC, the World Bank, 2004.
    http://lnweb18.worldbank.org/essd/envext.nsf/50ByDocName/ TheGlobalPursuitoftheSound ManagementofChemicals/$FILE/GlobalPursuitOfSoundManagementOfChemicals2004Pages1To67.pdf
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    Buccini J. The global pursuit of the sound management of chemicals, part 2. Washington, DC, the World Bank, 2004.
    http://lnweb18.worldbank.org/essd/envext.nsf/50ByDocName/ TheGlobalPursuitoftheSound ManagementofChemicalsPartTwo/$FILE/GlobalPursuitOfSoundManagementOfChemicals2004Pages68To83.pdf
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    Damstra T et al., eds. Global assessment of the state-of-the-science of endocrine disruptors. Geneva, UNEP/ILO/WHO International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) and World Health Organization, 2002 (WHO/PCS/EDC/02.2).
    http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/new_issues/endocrine_disruptors/en/
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    Daniels JL, Olshan AF, Savitz DA. Pesticides and childhood cancers. Environmental Health Perspectives, 1997, 105(10):1068–1077.
    http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/members/1997/105-10/daniels-full.html
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    Eskenazi B, Bradman A, Castorina R. Exposures of children to organophosphate pesticides and their potential adverse health effects. Environmental Health Perspectives Supplements, 1999, 107(S3):409–419.
    http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/members/1999/suppl-3/409-419eskenazi/eskenazi-full.html
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    The GEO Yearbook 2003, emerging challenges. The nitrogen cascade. Nairobi, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 2003: 56-59.
    http://www.unep.org/geo/yearbook/Englishpdf/55-64%20Emerging%20Challenges.pdf
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    Goldman L, Tran N. Toxics and poverty: the impact of toxic substances on the poor in developing countries. Washington, DC, World Bank, 2002.
    http://lnweb18.worldbank.org/essd/envext.nsf/50ByDocName/Publications
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    Gorman S, Tynan L. Persistant organic pollutants – a legacy of environmental harm and threats to health. Washington, DC, World Bank, May 2003 (World Bank Environment Strategy Series No. 6).
    http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDS_IBank_Servlet?pcont=details&eid=000012009_20030716140315
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    Kannan K et al. Organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in foodstuffs from Asian and oceanic countries. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 1997, 152:1–55.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=9297984&dopt=Abstract [abstract only]
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    Konradsen F et al. Missing deaths from pesticide self-poisoning at the IFCS Forum IV. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2005, 83(2):157–158.
    http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/83/2/en/154.pdf
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    Pontius J, Dilts R, Bartlett A. From farmer field schools to community IPM: ten years of training in Asia. Jakarta, FAO Community IPM Programme, 2000.
    http://www.communityipm.org/docs/10%20Years%20of%20IPM/10Years-Main.htm
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    Toxicity and Exposure Assessment for Children's Health (TEACH). A searchable database containing overviews of scientific literature in the field of children's environmental health. Washington, DC, United States Environmental Protection Agency.
    http://www.epa.gov/teach/
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    Toxicology and environmental health: TOXNET. A cluster of databases on toxicology and hazardous chemicals, including pesticides, gateways to search engines for both research literature on health impacts, and guidance/policymaking materials. Bethesda, Maryland, USA, National Library of Medicine.
    http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/
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    Yáñez L et al. Overview of human health and chemical mixtures: problems facing developing countries. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2002, 110(S6):901–909.
    http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/members/2002/suppl-6/901-909yanez/ehp110s6p901.pdf
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