ERIC Number: ED242579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Paraquat. Specialized Information Service.
Do It Now Foundation, Phoenix, AZ.
A collection of articles about the controversial use of paraquat (a toxic herbicide) in marijuana eradication programs is presented. Using a question-and-answer format, article 1 presents interviews with experts on all sides of the controversy, focusing on the legal, social, physiological, and ecological implications of the paraquat debate. Article 2 reports on intentions by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration to use the toxic herbicide against marijuana crops in the U.S. The third article discusses the possibility of using niacin to reduce the toxic effects of paraquat. Article 4 presents a final report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse concerning paraquat hazards. The report gives background information, a comparison of marijuana and tobacco, and the results of their study on the contamination of marijuana with paraquat. The final article discusses potential lung damage associated with the use of paraquat-contaminated marijuana. (LH)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Legislation, Drug Use, Ecological Factors, Herbicides, Higher Education, Illegal Drug Use, Marihuana, Secondary Education, Social Problems
Do It Now Foundation, Box 5115, Phoenix, AZ 85010 ($2.50 each, complete set of 9/$20.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Do It Now Foundation, Phoenix, AZ.
Identifiers: Health Hazards; Paraquat; PF Project
Note: For related documents, see SO 015 299-306 and SO 015 453-456.