Sources of Additional Information
Course: WB 1524
CE Original Date: May 6, 2009
CE Renewal Date: May 6, 2012
CE Expiration Date: May 6, 2014
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Uranium Specific Information
Please refer to the following Web resources for more information on the adverse effects of uranium, the treatment of uranium-associated diseases, and management of persons exposed to uranium.
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (www.atsdr.cdc.gov/)
- EPA's Radiation Information on Uranium www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/uranium.htm
- Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) orise.orau.gov/reacts/
- Provide 24/7 availability to deploy and provide emergency medical services at incidents involving radiation anywhere in the world.
- Provide advice and consultation on radiation emergency medicine from its Oak Ridge, TN, headquarters or at the scene of an incident.
- 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 is 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) www.pehsu.net
- Each PEHSU is based at an academic center and is a collaboration between the pediatric clinic and the (AOEC) occupational and environmental clinic at each site.
- The PEHSU's 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
- The American Association of Poison Control Centers may be contacted for questions about poisons and poisonings. The web site provides information about poison centers and poison prevention. AAPC does not provide information about treatment or diagnosis of poisoning or research information for student papers.
- American Association of Poison Control Centers (1-800-222-1222 or www.aapcc.org).
General Environmental Health Information
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (www.atsdr.cdc.gov)
- Environmental Protection Agency Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/iris/index.cfm
- IRIS is a compilation of electronic reports on specific substances found in the environment and their potential to cause human health effects.
- Initially developed for EPA staff in response to a growing demand for consistent information on substances for use in risk assessments, decision-making and regulatory activities.
- The information in IRIS is intended for those without extensive training in toxicology, but with some knowledge of health sciences.
- 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 in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is an agency established to help 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's (NLM) Environmental Health and Toxicology sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro.html