Agrochemicals, health and environment: directory of resources


Surveillance and monitoring of health and environment indicators and trends

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    Database on commercially available organic fertilizers and water-retaining products. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Land and Water Development Division, 2004.
    http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/agll/orgfert/default.stm
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    Database on pesticides and the environment. Bangkok, Thailand, European Community/Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (FADINAP).
    http://www.fadinap.org/pesticide/
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    FAOSTAT-FAO statistical databases. FAOSTAT is an online and multilingual database containing over three million time series records on various agriculture-related topics, including data on fertilizers and pesticides, and the Codex Alimentarius. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
    http://faostat.fao.org/faostat/default.jsp?language=EN&version= ext&hasbulk=
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    GEO-Global environmental outlook: data portal. A database and search engine containing more than 450 different environmental data variables. Geneva, United Nations Environment Programme.
    http://geodata.grid.unep.ch/
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    Global IPM Facility. Links to databases on pesticide registration and management. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/United Nations Development Programme/United Nations Environment Programme/World Bank.
    http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPP/IPM/gipmf/index.htm
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    Global Environmental Monitoring System/Food Europe (GEMS/Food Europe). Rome, European Centre for Environment and Health. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.
    http://www.euro.who.int/foodsafety/chemical/20020905_1
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    INTOX. Tools for poison centres, including a data bank for rapid retrieval of information on poisons and appropriate treatment, and software tools for managing diagnostic information. Geneva, UNEP/ILO/WHO International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS).
    http://www.intox.org/
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    London L, Bailie R. Challenges for improving surveillance for pesticide poisoning: policy implications for developing countries. International Journal of Epidemiology, 2001, 30:564–570.
    http://ije.oupjournals.org/cgi/reprint/30/3/564
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    Murray D et al. Surveillance of pesticide-related illness in the developing world: putting the data to work. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 2002, 8:243–248.
    http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/Sociology/documents/spridw-doug.pdf
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    Pesticide poisoning database in SEAR [South-East Asia Region] countries: report of a regional workshop, New Delhi, 22–24 January 2001. New Delhi, World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia, 2001 (SEA-EH-534).
    http://whqlibdoc.who.int/searo/2001/SEA_EH_534.pdf
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    Persistent Organic Pollutants. Information on POPs alternatives and approaches to replace and/or reduce the releases of POPs chemicals. Geneva, United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Chemicals Programme.
    http://www.chem.unep.ch/pops/newlayout/infaltapp.htm
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    Regionally based assessment of persistent toxic substances: global report 2003. Geneva, Chemicals Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP Chemicals), 2003.
    http://www.chem.unep.ch/pts/gr/Global_Report.pdf
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    Toxicology and environmental health: TOXNET. A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas. Bethesda, Maryland, USA, National Library of Medicine.
    http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/
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    World health report 2004 – changing history. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2004.
    http://www.who.int/whr/2004/en/
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