Posted: 22 August 2000
Our Planet, Our HealthWHO, Geneva, 1992. Sw.fr.45.
This report of the WHO Commission on Health and the Environment is the standard reader on the subject. It looks, in particular, at food and agriculture, water, energy, industry, and urbanization. It is available for Sw.fr. 20 in developing countries.
Uurban Health in Developing Countries: Progress and ProspectsTrudy Harpham and Marcel Tanner (Eds)Earthscan, London, 1996. Â£14.95pb
Here are viewpoints from 38 contributors on various aspects of the urban health issue. Heavy going for the general reader, but useful perspectives for those directly concerned.
Beyond the Silent Spring: Integrated Pest Management and Chemical SafetyHelmut F. van Emden and David B. PeakallChapman & Hall, London, 1996, Â£24.99
Published jointly with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), this is the third book to use 'Silent Spring' in the title and to reappraise Rachel Carson's seminal original - still in print after selling two million copies.
Though based on papers produced at a meeting in Kenya, the authors have produced a lively, readable text which stresses the importance of viewing the whole life-cycle of each chemical released into the environment and its interaction with other processes at various stages as it breaks down.
- Goodbye to Planet 21
- Voices from Planet 21
- Dispatches from South India: Alleppey's dirty waters
- Bees at risk from chemicals increase
- Fracking requires a minimum distance from sensitive rock strata
- UN drinking water target met - but sanitation still falls short
- COMMENTARY: Urban India is drowning in its own waste
- Tar sands campaigners hit back at Canadian lobbying
- Troubling trends slow gains in life expectancy
- A fifty million dollar tipping point?
- Uphill fight to bring Gulf of Mexico's 'dead zones' back to life
- Ogoniland needs world's biggest clean-up
- Cancer now main cause of death in China
- Kenya leads way to greener fuel in East Africa
- Fertilizers and plastics are poisoning the oceans, says UN