LS.5 - Issues that arise from scientific developments


Organ Transplants

Salinity

Radiation from power lines and mobile phones

Pesticide

Organ Transplants

How Organ Transplants Work - from How Stuff Works
http://health.howstuffworks.com/organ-transplant.htm

Myths & Facts on Organ and Tissue Donation - from Transplant Australia
http://www.transplant.org.au/Facts__Statistics_on_Organ_and_Tissue_Donation/Facts/Facts_on_Organ_and_Tissue_Donation.aspx

Facts about organ donation - from Channel 9 News
http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=27517

Xenotransplantation Fact Sheet - from National Health and Medical Research Foundation
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/news/media/rel02/xenofact.htm

Fact Sheets: Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation - fact sheets include 25 Facts About Organ Donation and Transplantation, Milestones in Organ Transplantation and Xenotransplantation: A Solution To The Donor Organ Shortage? , from National Kidney foundation
http://www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/fsindex.cfm

Which Organs Can Be Donated for Transplantation? - from the New York Donor Network
http://www.nyodn.org/transplant/organ_which.html

Information for General Public - from the New York Donor Network, including organ and tissue donation, deciding for a loved one and becoming a donor
http://www.donatelifeny.org/audience/au_general.html

Gift Of Life Stories - donor families and recipients stories, from the New York Donor Network
http://www.donatelifeny.org/gift/index.html

Organ Donation the gift of life - from Government Employees Health Fund
http://www.gehf.com/content/showpagenum.asp?Page=5656

Heart Transplants and Organ Donation - from The Heart Foundation
http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/document/NHF/IS-321_HeartTransplants_OrganDonation_Feb2004.pdf

Bone Marrow Transplant - page from Apollo Hospital Group
http://channels.apollolife.com/show.asp?NewAid=7119

Transplant Australia - from Transplant Australia
http://www.transplant.org.au/Default.aspx

Real life stories and media reports

Eight organs transplanted - six month old baby receives transplants
http://newsfromrussia.com/science/2004/03/19/52879.html

Baby gets eight organ transplant - from The Australian
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/printpage/0%2C5942%2C9021075%2C00.html

Becoming an Organ Donor

Organ Donor Register - from Medicare Australia
http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/public/services/aodr/index.shtml

Life Gift - from Australian Red Cross, see Fact Sheets under Info Centre
http://www.organdonor.com.au/

Problems

Transplant Rejection - from Health Central Website
http://www.healthcentral.com/mhc/top/000815.cfm

ORGAN REJECTION - from American Society of Transplantation
http://www.healthytransplant.com/index.php?q=transplant_basics/organ_rejection

The clinical and ethical implications of hepatitis C for organ transplantation in Australia - from Medical Journal of Australia
http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/sep2/kerridge/kerridge.html

New Anti-rejection Drug - an article from The Age
http://www.theage.com.au/cgi-bin/common/popupPrintArticle.pl?path=/articles/2002/12/24/1040511050635.html

Ethical Issues

Donating organs after death: ethical issues - from National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/_files/e29.pdf

Ethical issues in donation of organs or tissues by living donors - from National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/_files/e30.pdf

Ethical issues raised by allocation of transplant resources - from National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/_files/e31.pdf

Certifying death: The brain function criterion - from National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/_files/e32.pdf

Australian Stories

Dr. Victor Chang, A.C. - from Praising the Tall Poppy ~ Celebrating Our Heroes
http://www.whatsthenumber.com/oz-p/victor-chang.htm

Victor Chang AC (1936-1991) - from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
http://www.victorchang.com.au/public/DrVictorChang.cfm?cid=59

Victor Chang SCHOOL PROJECT MATERIAL LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS - from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
http://www.victorchang.edu.au/pdfs/SchoolDrVictorChang.pdf

St Vincent's clocks up 1000 - from The Catholic Weekly
http://www.catholicweekly.com.au/02/jul/14/13.html

David Hookes Foundation - official web site
http://www.davidhookesfoundation.com/

Organ Gift helps Scott Breathe easy- an article from Sydney Morning Herald
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/06/26/1056449340603.html

The arguments against organ transplantation

The Nasty Side of Organ Transplanting - a controversial and contentious site by a self-interest group opposed to organ transplantation, AFFILIATION UNKNOWN
http://www.geocities.com/organdonate/


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Salinity of soils and water

Salinity - from Department of Primary Industries, NSW
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/resources/soils/salinity

Salinity Solutions NSW - from Department of Natural Resources, includes Taking on the Challenge: NSW Salinity Strategy can be downloaded from the site (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
http://www.dnr.nsw.gov.au/salinity/basics/natural_environment.htm

Monitoring the white death - soil salinity from NOVA, Australian Academy of Sciences
http://www.science.org.au/nova/032/032key.htm

Salinity in the Murray - good diagrams and charts in a two page document
http://www.rivermurray.sa.gov.au/major/pdfs/salinity_brochure.pdf

Salinity Management - from Natural Resources and the Environment, Victoria
http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/vrosite.nsf/pages/water-gw-salinity-program

Publications - from National Dryland Salinity Program, in particular the Fact sheets and Brochures and posters
http://www.ndsp.gov.au/Publications_and_Tools/index.aspx

Natural Resource Management: Water and Land Salinity - from Murray-Darling Basin Commission, Education Centre
http://www.mdbc.gov.au/naturalresources/env_issues/water_and_land_salinity.htm

Tricked plants need half the water - from ABC Science environment news
http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/enviro/EnviroRepublish_209933.htm

Australia could run dry - from ABC Science environment news
http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/enviro/EnviroRepublish_203348.htm

Salinity threatens extinctions in Western Australia - from ABC Science environment news
http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/enviro/EnviroRepublish_175989.htm

Salinity fact sheets - from Queensland Natural Resources and Water
http://www.nrw.qld.gov.au/salinity/index.html

Salinity in Western Australia - from Agriculture Western Australia
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/content/lwe/salin/salinity_index.htm

Salinity - an introduction - from Agriculture Western Australia
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/content/LWE/SALIN/salinity_intro.htm

Case Studies
Pine Ridge Tackle Salinity and Landcare Groups Leading Research - Salinity/Alkalinity in the Uralla-Walcha district on the Northern Tablelands of NSW from Landcare in the Namoi, Landcare NSW
http://www.landcarensw.org/Nam.htm

Troy Gully Urban Salinity Project from Landcare in the Central West, Landcare NSW
http://www.landcarensw.org/Central.htm

Boorowa Regional Catchment Committee from Landcare in the Lachlan, Landcare NSW
http://www.landcarensw.org/Lachlan.htm

Salinity management case studies - from Agriculture Western Australia
http://agspsrv34.agric.wa.gov.au/environment/salinity/case_studies/


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Radiation from Power Lines and Mobile Phones

The Mobile Phone System and Health Effects - from Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
http://www.arpansa.gov.au/mobilephones/mobiles1.cfm

How Cell (Mobile) Phone Radiation Works - from How Stuff Works
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/cell-phone-radiation.htm

Cell Phone Safety - from USA Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov/cellphones/wireless.html#2

Are Mobile Telephone Communication Antennas a Health Hazard? - from Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
http://www.arpansa.gov.au/radiationprotection/Factsheets/is_antenna.cfm

Radiation Scare from Mobile Phones - article by Dr Patrick Dixon
http://www.globalchange.com/radiation.htm

The Electromagnetic Radiation Health Threat - Part I - from NZine
http://www.nzine.co.nz/features/neilcherry.html

Mobile phones communications on the go - from NOVA, Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/nova/022/022key.htm

Mobile phones and potential health risks - a Fact Sheet from ACT WorkCover
www.workcover.act.gov.au/pdfs/infobulletins/ib0408.pdf


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Fertilisers and Pesticides

Excessive use of Fertilisers

Nutrients in rural waterways - from NSW Environment Protection Authority
https://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/envirom/nutrient.htm

Fertilizers and Livestock Wastes Increase Nutrients in Streams and Ground Water - from United States Geological Survey
http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/circ/circ1156/circ1156.4B.html

Blue-Green Algal Bloom Management - from NSW Murray Regional Algal Management Committee
http://www.murraybluegreenalgae.com/

Blue Green Algae: A Guide - from CRC for Water Quality and Treatment
http://www.waterquality.crc.org.au/dwfacts/dwfact_algae.pdf

Fact Sheet 10 River Flows and Blue-green Algae - from Land and Water Australia
http://www.rivers.gov.au/River_Management_Issues/River_Flows_and_Blue-green_Algae/index.aspx

Algae & Algal Blooms found in NSW Wetlands - from NSW Department of Natural Resources
http://www.dnr.nsw.gov.au/water/wetlands_facts_algae.shtml

Toxic algal blooms - a sign of rivers under stress - from NOVA, Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/nova/017/017key.htm

Excessive use of Pesticides

Pesticide Education Resources, University of Nebraska including What is a Pesticide?
http://www.ianr.unl.edu/ianr/pat/ephome.htm

What are pesticides? from NSW Environment Protection Authority
https://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/envirom/pestwhtr.htm

Lecture 24: Pesticides - from The Biology Learning Center
http://members.aol.com/Tenaya21/Ecology/LectureNotes/lec24.html

How pesticides work - from NSW Environment Protection Authority
https://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/envirom/pesthwwrk.htm

Handling pesticide wastes - a household guide - from NSW Environment Protection Authority
https://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/envirom/wastepest.htm

weed management guides - from CRC Weed Management
http://www.weeds.crc.org.au/publications/weed_man_guides.html

fact sheets - from CRC Weed Management
http://www.weeds.crc.org.au/publications/factsheets_guidelines.html

Biological Control of Pests

Pest Fact Sheets - from Natural Resources and Water, Queensland
http://www.nrw.qld.gov.au/factsheets/index.php

Biocontrol - from CSIRO
http://www.ento.csiro.au/biocontrol/index.html

A plague on the pest - rabbit calicivirus disease and biological control - from NOVA, Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/nova/001/001print.htm

Biological control of pests,diseases and weeds - from Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research .pdf file
http://www.aciar.gov.au/system/files/node/364/2-6.PDF

Feral Animals in Australia - from Department Environment and Heritage
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/invasive/ferals/

Using Biological Control Agents to Control Pest Diseases - from Burnley College of Horticulture, University of Melbourne
http://www.global-garden.com.au/burnley/may01dte.htm

Aussie invaders - from Questacon, controlling the spread of plant invaders using natural methods
http://www.questacon.edu.au/html/control_ferals.html

Australian Biological Control - The Association of Beneficial Arthropod Producers
http://www.goodbugs.org.au/default.htm

Ecogrow: a natural alternative to chemical pesticides - a company which sells insects for biological control - click Products link to see a list of pests
http://www.ecogrow.com.au/

Benefical Bug Company - a company which specialises in biological control for spider mites
http://www.beneficialbugs.com.au/

The Beetle that Saved Lake Victoria - from ABC Science Lab
http://www.abc.net.au/science/slab/hyacinth/default.htm


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