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The ATSDR ToxGuides™ are quick reference guides providing information such as chemical and physical properties, sources of exposure, routes of exposure, minimal risk levels, children's health, and health effects. The ToxGuides™ also discuss how the substance might interact in the environment. The ToxGuides™ were developed by the ATSDR Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine. Information is excerpted from the corresponding toxicological profiles.
Each ToxGuides™ is available in both the standard HTML format below or in the PDF format which provides a two page print version. This PDF format requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded free from the Adobe web site.
- Fluorides, Hydrogen Fluoride, and Fluorine [PDF, 102KB]
- Guthion [PDF, 118KB]
- Lead [PDF, 79KB]
- Nickel [PDF, 99KB]
- Uranium [PDF, 126KB]
- Xylenes [PDF, 75KB]
- Zinc [PDF, 111KB]
You can obtain further information on our web site about all the ATSDR toxicological profiles and how they are developed. You can also access the public health statements (PHSs), which contain information taken from chapter One of their respective ATSDR Toxicological Profiles. You may also access the ToxFAQs™, which are summaries of the PHSs and provide answers to the most frequently asked questions.
ATSDR can tell you where to find occupational and environmental health clinics. Specialists in these clinics can recognize, evaluate, and treat illnesses resulting from exposure to hazardous substances. You can also contact your community or state health or environmental quality department if you have any more questions or concerns.
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