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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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.
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) (www.atsdr.cdc.gov)
- For chemical, emergency situations
- CDC Emergency Response:770-488-7100 and request the ATSDR Duty Officer
- For chemical, non-emergency situations
- CDC-INFO (www.bt.cdc.gov/coca/800cdcinfo.asp)
- 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY 888-232-6348 – 24 Hours/Day
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: ATSDR cannot respond to questions about individual medical cases, provide second opinions, or make specific recommendations regarding therapy. Those issues should be addressed directly with a health care provider.
- Toxicological Profile for Arsenic (www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/ToxProfiles/tp.asp?id=22&tid=3)
- TOXFAQs for Arsenic (www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/TF.asp?id=19&tid=3)
- ATSDR Minimal Risk Levels (www.atsdr.cdc.gov/mrls/mrllist.asp#3tag)
- ATSDR Medical Management Guidelines – Arsenic Trioxide (https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/MMG/MMG.asp?id=1200&tid=279)
- For chemical, emergency situations
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals. Population Biomonitoring Results Updated Tables, 2015 https://www.cdc.gov/biomonitoring/pdf/FourthReport_UpdatedTables_Feb2015.pdfpdf icon
- National Institute of Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- EPA Arsenic in Drinking Water (https://blog.epa.gov/blog/tag/arsenic-in-drinking-water/external icon)
- American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) (www.acoem.orgexternal icon)
- 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.netexternal icon)
- 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.orgexternal icon
- 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) https://www.pehsu.net/external icon
- PEHSU form a respected network of experts in children’s environmental health.
- The PEHSU were created to ensure that children and communities have access to, usually at no cost, special medical knowledge and resources for children faced with a health risk due to a natural or human-made environmental hazard.
- Located throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, PEHSU professionals provide quality medical consultation for health professionals, parents, caregivers, and patients. The PEHSUs are also dedicated to increasing environmental medicine knowledge among healthcare professionals around children’s environmental health by providing consultation and training.
- Poison Control Center
- American Association of Poison Control Centers (1-800-222-1222 or www.aapcc.orgexternal icon).
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 (Exposure History)
- 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.govexternal icon)
- A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesexternal icon, NIH is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
- 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
- Environmental Health and Toxicology National Library of Medicine TOXNET http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro.htmlexternal icon