Sources of Additional Information
Course: WB 2490
CE Original Date: November 28, 2014
CE Renewal Date: November 28, 2016
CE Expiration Date: November 28, 2018
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Please refer to the following Web resources for more information on the adverse effects of asthma, the treatment of asthma-associated diseases, and management of persons with asthma.
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) https://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 https://www.cdc.gov/cdc-info/
- 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY 888-232-6348 – 24 Hours/Day
- E-mail: email@example.com
ATSDR cannot respond to questions about individual medical cases, provide second opinions or make specific recommendations regarding therapy. Address these issues directly with your health care provider.
- For chemical, emergency situations
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Center for Environmental Health
- National Asthma Control Program https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/nacp.htm
- Key Clinical Activities for Quality Asthma Care https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5206a1.htm
- Safety and Health Topics – Asthma and Allergies https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/asthma/
- National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion;
Healthy Youth Health Topics – Adolescent and School Health
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
- Asthma and allergy prevention https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/conditions/asthma/external icon
- National Institutes of Health – National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
- National Asthma Education and Prevention Program https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/org/naepp/external icon
- Asthma Web Sites and Interactive Web Applications https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/lung/index.htm#asthmaexternal icon
- Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/guidelines/asthgdln.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 3.8 MB]external icon
- U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Asthma Home Related Checklist https://permanent.access.gpo.gov/websites/epagov/www.epa.gov/asthma/resources.htmlexternal icon
- Asthma-related Publications and Resources
- Global initiative for asthma: global strategy for asthma management and prevention http://www.ginasthma.comexternal icon
- The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation
- Pediatric Asthma Initiative https://www.neefusa.org/health/asthma/index.htmexternal icon
- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
- Online courses on asthma available at no cost from the Continuing Education Center https://education.aaaai.org/coursesexternal icon
- American Academy of Pediatrics https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/allergies-asthma/Pages/default.aspxexternal icon
- Bernstein DI, Chan-Yeung M, Malo J-L, Bernstein IL, eds. 2006. Asthma in the Workplace and Related Conditions, 3rd Edition. New York: Taylor and Francis
- Etzel RA. 2003. How environmental exposures influence the development and exacerbation of asthma. Pediatrics 112(1):233-9 https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/112/Supplement_1/233.fullexternal icon.
Please refer to the following Web resources for general information on environmental health.
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov
- Taking an Exposure History CSEM https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/exposure-history/cover-page.html
- Taking a Pediatric Exposure History CSEM https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/pediatric-exposure-history/cover-page.html
- To view the complete library of CSEMs https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.html
- Exposure History Worksheet https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/exphistory/docs/CSEMExposHist-26-29.pdf pdf icon[469 KB]
- 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 https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/DRO/dro_contact.html
- ATSDR State Cooperative Agreement Program https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/states/index.html
- The Cooperative Agreement Program provides essential support in communities nationwide to fulfill the mission of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
- The program funds 30 states and one tribal government to develop and strengthen their abilities to evaluate and respond to environmental public health issues.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov
- CDC works to protect public health and the safety of people, by providing information to enhance health decisions, and promotes health through partnerships with state health departments and other organizations.
- The 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) https://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) https://www.nih.govexternal icon
- A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
- National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) https://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.
- American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) http://www.acoem.org/external 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) http://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.
- American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) http://www.acpm.orgexternal icon
- ACPM is the national professional society for physicians committed to disease prevention and health promotion.
- ACPM’s 2,000 members are engaged in preventive medicine practice, teaching and research.
- Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) http://aoec.orgexternal icon
- 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.pehsu.net/external icon
- The PEHSUs are 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 can 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 may be contacted at 1-800-222-1222 or http://www.aapcc.orgexternal icon