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EPA Toxics Release 2010 now available

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27 Jan 2012

 

  *NLM Technical Bulletin, Jan-Feb 2012, The National Library of Medicine TOXMAP and TOXNET Now Include 2010 EPA Toxics Release

  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf12/brief/jf12_sis_toxmap.html

 

From:  NLM New files for the week of Jan 23, 2012

 

More information is here at Toxmap News: http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/news/2012/01/toxmap-now-includes-tri-2010-data.html

 

Toxic Chemicals used in Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing

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*NLM Technical Bulletin, Nov-Dec 2011, TOXMAP: Learn About Toxic Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing

  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd11/nd11_sis_reprint_toxmap.html

 

Source: NLM New files for the week of Dec 12, 2011

September 10, 2010 [posted]

NLM® Resource Update: Crude Oil and Dispersants Added to the Hazardous Substances Data Bank

[Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an announcement published on NLM-Tox-Enviro-Health-L, an e-mail announcement list available from the NLM Division of Specialized Information Services. To subscribe to this list, please see the NLM-TOX-ENVIRO-HEALTH-L Join, Leave, or Change Options page.]

The National Library of Medicine® (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services has added crude oil and dispersant records to the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB®).

In response to the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill, the HSDB development team and the HSDB Scientific Review Panel (SRP) compiled and reviewed data for crude oil, Corexit 9500, and Corexit 9527 records. Although many dispersants exist, the two selected were most widely used during recent oil clean up efforts in the United States Gulf area and are on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list of authorized dispersants for use on the National Contingency Plan (NCP) Product Schedule.

The HSDB records include data on human health effects, animal toxicity studies, environmental fate and exposure, and hazard information.

Source: NLM Technical Bulletin 2010 Sep-Oct;(376):e4.

ToxRefDB -- new database on toxicity testing from EPA

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"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new database called ToxRefDB, which allows scientists and the public to search and download thousands of toxicity testing results on hundreds of chemicals. ToxRefDB captures 30 years and $2 billion of testing results. It provides detailed chemical toxicity data in an accessible format. It is a part of ACToR (Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource), an online data warehouse that collects data from about 500 public sources on tens of thousands of environmentally relevant chemicals http://actor.epa.gov/toxrefdb/faces/Home.jsp."

Source:  Anonymous. Online. Medford: Jul/Aug 2010. Vol. 34, Iss. 4; pg. 10, 1 pgs

Document URL:

http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?did=2079182141&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=17210&RQT=309&VName=PQD

 

Wetlands: US EPA website

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Wetlands US EPA 

"Overall, this site is useful for background information about the state of US wetlands. Undergraduates and researchers would particularly benefit from this information and from the numerous links to additional resources allowing them to further expand their investigation of this subject."

Information from the Clean Water Act and scientific documents -- about floodplains, watersheds, urban stormwaters, restoration, pollution management

 From Choice Reviews online or Choice, April, 2010, Vol 47(8), p.1512.

NTRL -- an expanded version of NTIS Government Reports Index

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Besides NTIS,  available via Engineering Village/Elsevier, Princeton University now has access to:

NTRL (National Technical Reports Library) (1800+) from the U.S. Government.

It provides indexing and access to a collection of more than 2,000,000 historical and current unclassified government technical reports archived by the National Technical Information Service.  Over 500,000 documents are available in full-text from departments such as Department of Energy, NASA, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

NTRS differs from NTIS in that it covers more years, mainly from 1960, but as far back as 1800.  The database is updated daily and there is full text for about 25% of the reports. 

Source:  P.U.'s Engineering Library and  Database Management Group

 

 

HAZ-MAP -- occupational health database from NLM

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NLM® Resource — Haz-Map® Update   from  NLM-ANNOUNCES@LIST.NIH.GOV

[Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an announcement published on NLM-Tox-Enviro-Health-L, an e-mail announcement list available from the NLM Division of Specialized Information Services. To subscribe to this list, please see the NLM-TOX-ENVIRO-HEALTH-L Join, Leave, or Change Options page.]

Haz-Map, a database from the National Library of Medicine® on the effects of occupational exposure to potentially toxic agents, has added 265 agents.

These agents include 60 assorted metal compounds, 100 rare earth metals, 10 uranium compounds, and 16 metallic perchlorate compounds. Also added are 9 thiols, 4 sulfites, 20 nitriles, 6 glycol ethers, 4 fluorides, 7 aldehydes, and 5 acid anhydrides.

Haz-Map is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work. Haz-Map links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms. It covers 3218 agents and 225 occupational diseases.

More information about Haz-Map can be found at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/hazmap.html

H1N1 (influenza) free Searchable Information Center (ebrary)

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The ebrary staff has created an in-depth searchable cluster of information about the H1N1 virus, sometimes known as the "swine flu".    It consists of reports, papers, newsletters, and posters from government agencies and "other trusted souces".  This database is highly interactive with options for searching, navigating and browsing, notes and highlights.   Ebrary  software, "InfoTools", renders each word a portal to further web searching.  Text can be copied, pasted, transfered to folders, sent to others, and bibliographic citations and URLs are provided.

World Library of Toxicology

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World Library of Toxicology Launched

World Library of ToxicologySeptember 9, 2009: Toxipedia.org, in partnership with the USA National Library of Medicine (NLM), the International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX), and the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND), announces the launch of the World Library of Toxicology, Chemical Safety, and Environmental Health, briefly referred to as the World Library of Toxicology (WLT) (http://www.wltox.org).
 

This free global Web portal provides the scientific community and public with links to major government agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, professional societies, and other groups addressing issues related to toxicology, public health, and environmental health.

The Collaborative on Health and the Environment is the source of the above text.

New Database on Pesticides, Food, and Health Risks

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New Database on Pesticides, Food, and Health Risks

From the RTKNet.org Web Site:

A new searchable database shows what pesticides are found on different foods, in what amount, and the health effects associated with exposure to each of the chemicals.

Access the Database

See Also: Where Does the Data Come From (Methodology)?

Source: Pesticide Action Network (via RTKNet.org)

Seconary source:   Gary Price's ResourceShelf Newsletter #420, Shirl Kennedy

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