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Carbon Tetrachloride Toxicity
Sources of Additional Information

Course: WB2888
CE Original Date: December 31, 2017
CE Expiration Date: December 31, 2019
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Introduction

Refer to the following resources for more information on the adverse effects of carbon tetrachloride, the treatment of carbon tetrachloride-associated diseases, and the management of persons exposed to carbon tetrachloride.

Carbon Tetrachloride Specific Information

Clinical Resources

  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) http://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.
    • ACOEM members include physicians in a variety of medical practices who are united via the college to develop positions and policies on vital issues relevant to the practice of preventive medicine within and outside the workplace.
  • American College of Medical Toxicologists (ACMT) http://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 http://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) https://www.pehsu.net/
      • PEHSUs form a respected network of experts in children's environmental health.
      • The PEHSUs 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 health care professionals around children’s environmental health by providing consultation and training.
  • Poison Control Center
    • Contact the American Association of Poison Control Centers for questions about poisons and poisonings. The website 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 http://www.aapcc.org )

General Environmental Health Information

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
  • 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. NCEH is especially committed to safeguarding the health of populations particularly vulnerable to certain environmental hazards: children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
    • NCEH works to achieve its mission through science, service, and leadership.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) http://www.nih.gov
    • 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 for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/
    • NIOSH is in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIOSH provides research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health to help assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women.
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