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American Association of Poison Control Centers

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Provider: American Association of Poison Control Centers
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Descriptions: This body's primary mission is to educate, accredit and inform its membership- 56 poison control centers throughout the United States and two in Canada- to advance public health care in the regions of all the state poison control centers. For the consumer it provides alerts and general prevention information for parents, babysitters, children and health care providers. It contains information on how to request information from the National Poison Data System, a link to the organization's past annual reports, which are published in the journal Clinical Toxicology, press releases, and a map of poison control center locations.  You can reach your local poison center by calling 1-800-222-1222.
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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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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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Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (NIOSH)

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Provider: NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Descriptions: The Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (ERSH-DB) is a rapidly accessible occupational safety and health database developed by NIOSH for the emergency response community. The ERSH-DB contains accurate and concise information on high-priority chemical, biological and radiological agents that could be encountered by personnel responding to a terrorist event." The website offers a number of ways to search chemical agents. For each substance or compound, the database supplies information on its characteristics, signs and symptoms, labeling and packaging; the possible means and routes of dissemination; protective gear needed in emergencies; first aid; and decontamination procedures for patients and responders.
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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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Texas Poison Center Network

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Provider: Texas Poison Center Network
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Descriptions: Texas legislators established the  TPCN to set up a network of six regional poison centers to provide emergency treatment information to Texas citizens for poisonings and toxic exposures. This site provides prevention and first aid information, fact sheets and materials for educational programs, information on poisonous plants and animals, and a useful selection of links to other relevant sites, including ASPCA's pet poisoning/prevention information. Publications are free to download, print or order. The general information brochure can be downloaded or printed here, in English and eleven other languages. A Recalls section links to lists of recalls of consumer products, pesticides, vehicles, foods and medicines.
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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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NLM Gallery of Mobile App’s and Sites

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: This is the hub for launching or installing the mobile websites and applications of about twenty National Library of Medicine databases, including ToxNet, Drug Information Portal, PubMed, DailyMed, MedlinePlus, and Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM).
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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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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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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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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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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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CDC Wonder

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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Descriptions: CDC WONDER -- Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research -- is a menu-driven system that makes the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) available to public health professionals and the public. It provides access to a wide array of public health information. Public-use data sets about mortality , cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, vaccinations, natality, census data and many other topics are available for query, and the requested data are readily summarized and analyzed in dynamically calculated statistics, charts and maps. The data is compatible with desktop applications such as word processors, spreadsheet programs, or statistical and geographic analysis packages. File formats include plain text (ASCII), web pages (HTML), and spreadsheet files (Tab Separated Values).
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Canary Database: Animals as Sentinels…

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Provider: Yale University School of Medicine/USGS
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Descriptions: The Canary Database represents the selection, curation, and indexing of thousands of scientific studies from MEDLINE, CAB Abstracts, and Agricola on the evidence of animals' function as "early warning" sentinels of human health hazards. Contains bibliographic records from MEDLINE and other databases. Includes studies of wildlife, companion and livestock animals, drawing together records of animal exposure or health effects that may also be considered relevant to human health.
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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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