Resources for Toxic Substances
- Guidance for action levels in the instance of elemental or metallic mercury releases or spills. The action level guidelines are based on the ATSDR Chronic Minimal Risk Level and the EPA Reference Concentration.
- The purpose of Toxicological Profiles Addenda is to provide, to the public and other federal, state, and local agencies a non-peer reviewed supplement of the scientific data that were published in the open peer-reviewed literature since the release of the profile.
- Self-instructional publication designed to increase primary care provider's knowledge of a hazardous substance in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients.
- CEHPs include information about specific types of exposures to hazardous substances, exposure routes and pathways, health effects, and how to prevent and minimize exposures.
- Grand Rounds in Environmental Medicine (GREM) are 1-hour continuing-education seminars designed to increase the primary care provider's knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients. The GREM seminars are available and downloadable online in two versions. The first version is scripted PowerPoint presentations ready for medical educators to use in face-to-face sessions with primary health-care providers, medical students, and others. The second version is a video recorded presentation that can be viewed online by individuals or groups. Both versions offer approved continuing education credits.
- Succinctly characterizes the toxicologic and adverse health effects information for mixtures of hazardous substances.
What is the managing hazardous material incidents (MHMI) series?
The MHMI series is a three volume set (with a video) comprised of recommendations for on-scene (pre-hospital), and hospital medical management of patients exposed during a hazardous materials incident.
- Medical Management Guideline (MMG) for Acute Chemical Exposure Publication intended to aid emergency department physicians and other emergency healthcare professionals who manage acute exposures.
- The MRL is an estimate of the daily human exposure to a hazardous substance that is likely to be without appreciable risk of adverse, non-cancer health effects over a specified duration of exposure. The information in this MRL serves as a screening tool to help public health professionals decide where to look more closely to evaluate possible risk of adverse health effects from human exposure.
- Provides guidance for assessment of joint toxicity of environmental chemicals to determine whether exposure to chemical mixtures may impact public health.
- Patient Education and Care Instruction Sheets complement the newly developed or revised CSEM and GREM topics. These job aids provide general information on various environmental medicine topics and give health-care providers quick, ready-to-use materials to aid in patient care and instruction. Patient Education and Care Instruction Sheets are available and downloadable online. These education sheet are made available for use with patients and do not offer continuing education credit for their use.
- Pediatric Environmental Health Training provides in-depth information The Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit (PEHT) offers health-care providers detailed examples about how to best deliver anticipatory guidance on a range of environmental health issues, especially during well-child visits.
- The priority data needs represent essential information to improve the database for conducting public health assessments.
- Prioritization of substances based on a combination of their frequency, toxicity, and potential for human exposure at National Priorities List (NPL) sites.
- Summary about a hazardous substance taken from Chapter One of its respective ATSDR Toxicological Profile.
- This section provides technical information to scientists and public health and medical professionals on the effects of DEET.
- The ATSDR ToxFAQs™ is a series of summaries about hazardous substances developed by the ATSDR Division of Toxicology. Information for this series is excerpted from the ATSDR Toxicological Profiles and Public Health Statements. Each fact sheet serves as a quick and easy to understand guide. Answers are provided to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about exposure to hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites and the effects of exposure on human health.
- Quick reference guide providing information such as chemical and physical properties, sources of exposure, routes of exposure, minimal risk levels, children's health, and health effects for a substance.
- Succinctly characterizes the toxicologic and adverse health effects information for a hazardous substance.
- The Toxicology Curriculum for Communities Trainer's Manual is a result of the collaborative efforts that would lead to greater community commitment, and would provide greater insight into gaps in toxicology knowledge. The manual provides four training modules for lectures or seminars for communities, on the topic of toxicology and issues surrounding environmental exposures.
How do I contact ATSDR?
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences
1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop F-57
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: 1- 800-CDC-INFO 888-232-6348 (TTY)