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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: The Food and Drug Administration states the main points of its very broad mission as: "...protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation." This website presents a large amount of useful consumer information and health-related news, as well as providing a public account of the FDA's many activities and efforts on behalf of the citizenry.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Provider: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Descriptions: This website emphasizes the Environmental Protection Agency's pledge to "protect human health and the environment." The latest EPA news is featured here, but more importantly, the site provides numerous in-depth topic sections: acid rain, asbestos, global warming, hazardous waste, human health, oil spills, etc.. Click at upper right to read the EPA's website in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean. Some topics include links to the text of relevant laws and regulations.
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WISER: Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: WISER is a first-response system designed to assist in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides substance identification support, human health information, and containment/suppression advice.  Available as a free download, standalone application for PCs and hand-held devices, or access the web version, when available. Features a Chemical Reactivity utility, in which a group of substances can be entered for a particular circumstance, and the user can see, at an overview or a detailed level, the reactions and hazards that would ensue. Also includes a protective distance-mapping feature from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook.
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TOXNET

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: TOXNET is a cross-searchable cluster of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases and related areas. Search all databases from the center search box, or choose a database to search. This portal is managed by the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program, Division of Specialized Information Services, National Library of Medicine. Databases include, but are not limited to:

  • ChemIDplus (database of 370,000 chemicals with synonyms and structure data)
  • HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank)
  • TOXLINE (Toxicology Literature Online)
  • CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System)
  • DART (Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Database)
  • GENETOX (Genetic Toxicology Data Bank) and CPDB (comparative toxogenomics)
  • IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System- dose-response assessment)
  • ITER (International Toxicity Estimates for Risk)
  • LactMed (drugs and lactation information)
  • TRI (Toxics Release Inventory)
  • Haz-Map (occupational health)
  • Household Products (potential effects of chemicals in common household products)
  • TOXMAP (Geographic form of the TRI database)

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MSDSXchange.com (Material Safety Data Sheets)

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Provider: OHSAH (Occupational Health & Safety Agency for Healthcare in BC)
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Descriptions: This MSDS resource contains approximately a million material safety data sheets  from chemical manufacturers and distributors. Search by brand, manufacturer or chemical.
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NCBI Bookshelf

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Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information
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Descriptions: Collaborating with authors and publishers, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) adapts biomedical books for the web. They may either be accessed via direct search or via "Books" links in PubMed abstracts. There are more than 1,400 open-access titles in the Bookshelf. Browse by date, title, subject, publisher and document type. Among the titles are guides to using NCBI databases and sites, Surgeon General reports, and information from various agencies.
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STITCH (Search Tool for Interactions of Chemicals) 3.1: Chemical-Protein Interactions

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Provider: University of Copenhagen, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Technische Universitat Dresden, Universitat Zurich
Descriptions: STITCH is a resource to explore known and predicted interactions of chemicals and proteins. Chemicals are linked to other chemicals and proteins by evidence derived from experiments, databases and the literature. STITCH contains interactions for over 74,000 small molecules and over 2.5 million proteins in 630 organisms." Search by single or multiple: name, chemical structure, or protein sequence; qualify by organism.
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KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomics)

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Provider: Kanehisa Laboratories, Japan
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Descriptions: KEGG is a resource purposed to facilitate understanding of the functions and utilities of the biological system--  cells, organisms and ultimately the ecosystem--  based on genomic and molecular-level information. It is a computer representation of the biological system, consisting of the molecular building blocks-- genes, proteins and chemical substances, integrated with molecular wiring diagrams of interaction, reaction and relational networks. Extensive data is available to view; ftp downloading requires a subscription. KEGG was developed in collaboration with the Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University and the Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo.
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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

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Provider: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Descriptions: The NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) website links or provides direct access to information on hazardous substances, permissible exposure limits and emergency procedures, as well as on other occupational safety issues. NIOSH publishes Alerts and a downloadable Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, its Manual of Analytical Methods, and databases like the Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances.
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National Pesticide Information Center

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Provider: Oregon State University and US Environmental Protection Agency
Descriptions: NPIC provides comprehensive, objective scientific information on pesticides and related topics to enable citizens to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. The website provides links to many resources, including MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets); product label information; fact sheets from various government agencies; contact information for manufacturers; EPA regulations; and emergency resources.
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AMA Physician Resources: Management of Public Health Emergencies

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Provider: American Medical Association (AMA)
Descriptions: The American Medical Association presents documents, resources and links for physicians and health care professionals on coping with disaster. It provides solid background information on government heirarchy and procedures, Quick Reference Guides for immediate medical response to various kinds of natural and manmade disasters, a section on meeting mental health needs of victims and responders, links to several kinds of relevant organizations, and information on disaster response training programs.
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Environmental Health and Toxicology

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Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: This is a very functional portal page to U.S. Government agencies' websites dealing with drugs and chemicals, environmental health and hazards, emergency response, and toxicology resources. Direct links to ToxNet and related databases are provided, and information resource filters for public, research and other professional uses can be activated before entering a search, via "Especially For" and other choices in the left sidebar. A collaboration of DHHS, NCBI and the National Library of Medicine.
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Common Chemistry

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Provider: American Chemical Society
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Descriptions: Common Chemistry contains CAS Registry Number®, chemical names, molecular formulas, and structures or sequences for about 8,000 chemicals of general public interest. All are substances that have been cited 1,000 or more times in the CAS databases. Includes substances from aspirin to all the elements of the Periodic Table. While not a comprehensive CAS Registry Number look-up service, Common Chemistry provides a means to quickly find names or CAS Registry Numbers for chemicals of general interest.
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CHEMM: Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management

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Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: CHEMM enables first responders and other healthcare providers and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving accidental or terrorist chemical releases. CHEMM is downloadable, in order to be available when the Internet is inaccessible. It provides evidence-based information and guidance on a wide variety of topics, including quick chemical identification, acute patient care guidelines, and initial event activities. The Intelligent Syndromes Tool combines and measures  answers to quick questions about a patient's symptoms input by a responder, in order to determine the probable chemical agent involved; links posted above the probable causes lead to a full record with recommended procedures.
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ChemID Plus

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: A search system that provides access to structure and nomenclature authority files used for the identification of chemical substances cited in National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases, including the TOXNET system; also provides structure searching and direct links to many biomedical resources at NLM and on the Internet for chemicals. The database contains over 390,000 chemical records, of which most include chemical structures, and is searchable by registry number, name, molecular formula, locator code, structure, and physical and toxicological properties.
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