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  1. Your Health and the Environment: Resources from the National Library of Medicine Stacey J. Arnesen Specialized Information Services National Library of Medicine

  2. Toxicology and Environmental Health Information http://tox.nlm.nih.gov Premier portal for environmental health information

  3. Tox Town:An Interactive Guide to Potentially Toxic Substances and Environmental Health Issues

  4. Tox Town goes Urban:City Scene Hospital Construction site Dentist office EMF Airplanes

  5. Tox Town: New US – Mexico Border Scene

  6. TOXMAPMapping EPA Toxic Release Sites

  7. Facilities releasing Benzene near St. Louis, MO

  8. Trends over Time Triangles indicate net increase or decrease from 1987-2002

  9. Links to Health Information

  10. WISERWireless Information System for Emergency Responders • Information tailored for emergency responders • Assist in identifying unknown substances • Emergency treatment andcontainment information • Stand-alone with enhanced connected (wireless) capabilities

  11. Scenario - Highway cargo tank overturned HAZMAT Specialist is 1st on scene… • Substance:Colorless liquid, smells like alcohol • Symptoms:Headache, dizziness, eyes irritated, nausea feeling

  12. Scenario - Highway cargo tank overturned Isopropyl alcohol = Isopropanol

  13. Household Products Databasehttp://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov June 2005: 1,000 new products to be added for a total of 6,000

  14. Household Products Database Select Category: Deodorant Select Type: Deodorant/ Antiperspirant combination Select Brand: Arrid Extra Dry

  15. Household Products:Brand Information Brand Information Manufacturer Health Effects Handling/Disposal Ingredients

  16. Household Products:Health Effects

  17. Household Products:Ingredients

  18. Household Products:Chemical Information

  19. Haz-Map:An Occupational Health Database Links jobs and hazardous tasks to occupational diseases, symptoms, & agents

  20. Haz-Map:An Occupational Health Database Search example:Potential causes of dizziness and chest tightness in farmers

  21. Haz-Map: Organophosphate pesticide poisoning in farm workers

  22. Haz-Map: Organophosphate pesticide poisoning in farm workers

  23. TOXNET http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov Search Alldatabases forthe effects of TCE on children

  24. Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) Search Results

  25. HSDB TCE Record:Information on Children Human Health Effects Emergency Medical Treatment Environmental Fate/Exposure Environmental Standards & Regulations Chemical/Physical Properties

  26. TOXLINE New Default: Search TOXLINE Core and TOXLINE Special simultaneously

  27. TOXLINE Results Two windows appear; one for Core and one for Special

  28. Coming Soon: New Look for TOXNET

  29. ChemIDplus Search screen similar to other TOXNET databases

  30. ChemIDplus Spellchecker

  31. ChemIDplus Search Results Other Resources or “Locators” for TCE (tricholoroethylene)

  32. ChemIDplus Locators Link directly to the NIOSH Pocket Guide Record for TCE

  33. ChemID Advanced: Structure and Chemical/Physical Property Search

  34. ChemID Advanced: Structure and Chemical/Physical Property Search

  35. NLM Environmental Health Listservs What’s new from NLM’s Environmental Health and Toxicology Program Environmental health issues in the news

  36. For More Information on your Healthand the Environment Contact: Specialized Information Services National Library of Medicine tehip@teh.nlm.nih.gov http://sis.nlm.nih.gov