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Arsenic Toxicity
Sources of Additional Information

Course: WB 1576
CE Original Date: October 1, 2009
CE Renewal Date: October 1, 2011
CE Expiration Date: October 1, 2013
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Arsenic Specific Information

Please refer to the following Web resources for more information on the adverse effects of arsenic, the treatment of arsenic-associated diseases, and management of persons exposed to arsenic.

Clinical Resources

  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) (www.acoem.org)
    • ACOEM is the nation's largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, research, and education.
    • Its members are a dynamic group of physicians encompassing specialists in a variety of medical practices, united via the College to develop positions and policies on vital issues relevant to the practice of preventive medicine both within and outside of the workplace.

  • American College of Medical Toxicologists (ACMT) (www.acmt.net)
    • ACMT is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise in medical toxicology.
    • The College is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of medical toxicology through a variety of activities.

  • Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics www.aoec.org
    • The Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) is a network of more than 60 clinics and more than 250 individuals committed to improving the practice of occupational and environmental medicine through information sharing and collaborative research.

  • Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) http://www.aoec.org/pesu.htm
    • Each PEHSU is based at an academic center and there is collaboration between the pediatric clinic and the (AOEC) occupational and environmental clinic at each site.
    • The PEHSUs have been developed to provide education and consultation for health professionals, public health professionals, and others about the topic of children's environmental health.
    • The PEHSU staff is available for consultation about potential pediatric environmental health concerns affecting both the child and the family. Health care professionals may contact their regional PEHSU site for clinical advice.

  • Poison Control Center
    • American Association of Poison Control Centers (1-800-222-1222 or www.aapcc.org).

General Environmental Health Information

Please refer to the following Web resources for general information on environmental health.

  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (www.atsdr.cdc.gov)
    • To view the complete library of the Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) (www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/).
    • Taking an Exposure History CSEM (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.asp?csem=17&po=0)
    • ATSDR Division of Regional Operations.
      • Through the working relationships they have established with EPA, other federal and state agencies, individual citizens, and community groups, regional representatives are able to maintain current and historic knowledge of the sites and issues in their regions.
      • ATSDR's Regional Offices, along with the states and territories that they cover as well as contact information, can be found at www.atsdr.cdc.gov/DRO/dro_contact.html
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)(www.cdc.gov)
    • CDC works to protect public health and the safety of people by providing information to enhance health decisions, and CDC promotes health through partnerships with state health departments and other organizations.
    • CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease prevention and control (especially infectious diseases), environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, prevention and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
  • National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) (www.cdc.gov/nceh/)
    • NCEH works to prevent illness, disability, and death from interactions between people and the environment. It is especially committed to safeguarding the health of populations that are particularly vulnerable to certain environmental hazards—children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
    • NCEH seeks to achieve its mission through science, service, and leadership.
  • National Institute of Health (NIH) (www.nih.gov)
  • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (www.cdc.gov/niosh/)
    • NIOSH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    • It helps assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by providing research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health.
  • National Library of Medicine
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