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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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Texas Department of Public Safety: Hurricane Preparedness

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Provider: Texas Department of Public Safety
Descriptions: This State of Texas site contains full-text documents and links to other helpful websites like weather alert sources. Advice to communities launching public awareness campaigns on hurricane preparedness is provided here, along with documents addressing issues like preparation for evacuation, securing one's home and property, facts about inland flooding, information on post-storm environmental hazards like asbestos, storm effects by wind strength, etc.
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National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)

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Provider: National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)/CDC
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Descriptions: The NIOSH site is primarily a source of statistics and data gathered from the agency's research and surveillance on workplace safety and hazardous exposure. Under Other Data Resources are data on investigations, hazards, safety products, metrics and tests. The Publications area has many useful reports with links to authoritative outside  sources. A downloadable Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards and a downloadable NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods are also under Publications. From this site, the user can also link to the search box for NIOSHTIC-2,  a bibliographic database of approximately 51,000 articles, grant reports and other documents, the research for which was supported, wholly or in part, by NIOSH.
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CDC Radiation Emergencies Fact Sheets

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: This sector of the CDC website on radiation emergencies is a prime resource on radiation disasters for public health professionals, emergency responders and individual healthcare practitioners. It presents patient and management information, guidelines and recommendations, and links to additional online training resources, including short videos. Some fact sheets contain general information suitable for the layman: being prepared, sheltering in place and other protective measures, facts about contamination levels and substances in food and water, the difference between contamination and exposure, and more.
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CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: The CDC's home page is a well-organized portal to the wealth of resources it provides for the public, practitioners and first responders. Along the top of the page is a very complete index of the information CDC provides, with cross-referenced terms. Links to the Diseases and Conditions index and Emergency Preparedness, along with other frequently-sought resources, including MMWR, are posted prominently here on the CDC home page.
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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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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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GreenFILE (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: GreenFILE contains records covering the human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green buildings, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Indexing and abstracts of more than 538,000 records, and full text of approximately 5,800 open-access publications.
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FDA Poisonous Plant Database

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Provider: Frederick Fry, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Descriptions: This database provides references to mostly historical (pre- 2007) abstracts in the scientific literature, primarily studies and reports, on the toxic properties and effects of poisonous plants. This database indexes only materials in the public domain.
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Micromedex

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Provider: Truven Health Analytics
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Descriptions: Micromedex is a quick and in-depth source of information on drugs, toxins and natural/herbal products. Each component of Micromedex addresses a broad subject area: medication safety, disease management and treatment (both general and emergency medicine), patient education, toxicology, laboratory tests. Each broad category is fed by a cluster of relevant databases. Each category is accessible in tabs on every page, and affords the user a drop-down choice to narrow a search to a specific database, or a specific topic. Drug interaction information, various calculator tools, a neonatal drug resource (NeoFax), a database of international drug information (Index Nominum), MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) and more additional resources are included. Please Note: Micromedex is licensed to us for academic and training use only. Application of this subscription to affect outcomes in any actual clinical setting, whether a laboratory or a care facility, is strictly prohibited by the terms of our license. Please comply with this restriction. NOTE: Micromedex may lag with being up to date with new browser versions. Try the Chrome or Safari browsers if you have trouble with IE or Firefox after a new release, or run in compatibility mode.
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