Sources of Additional Information
Course: WB 4342
CE Original Date: March 20, 2020
CE Expiration Date: March 20, 2022
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The following Web resources may provide more information on the adverse effects of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol, treatment of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol associated diseases, and management of persons exposed to ethylene glycol and propylene glycol.
- 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
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 your healthcare provider.
- Toxicological profile for ethylene glycol https://wwwn.cdc.gov/TSP/ToxProfiles/ToxProfiles.aspx?id=86&tid=21
- TOXFAQs for ethylene glycol (English) https://wwwn.cdc.gov/TSP/ToxFAQs/ToxFAQsDetails.aspx?faqid=85&toxid=21
- TOXFAQs for ethylene glycol (Spanish) https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/es/toxfaqs/es_tfacts96.html
- ATSDR medical management guidelines for ethylene glycol https://wwwn.cdc.gov/TSP/MMG/MMGDetails.aspx?mmgid=82&toxid=21
- ATSDR minimal response levels https://wwwn.cdc.gov/TSP/MRLS/mrlslisting.aspx
- ATSDR ToxFAQs for propylene glycol (English) https://wwwn.cdc.gov/TSP/ToxFAQs/ToxFAQsDetails.aspx?faqid=1121&toxid=240
- ATSDR ToxFAQs for propylene glycol (Spanish) https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/es/toxfaqs/es_tfacts189.html
- NIOSH pocket guide to chemical hazards – ethylene glycol http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/npgd0272.html
- EPA Technology Transfer Network – ethylene glycol http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/hlthef/ethy-gly.htmlexternal icon
- OSHA Safety and Health Topics – ethylene glycol https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ethyleneoxide/index.htmlexternal icon
The following Web resources provide 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
- To view the complete library of CSEMs https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.html
- Exposure history form https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/exphistory/docs/CSEMExposHist-26-29.pdfpdf icon
ATSDR Division of Regional Operations
Through the working relationships they have established with EPA, other federal and state agencies, individual citizens, and community groups, ATSDR regional representatives are able to maintain current and historic knowledge of the sites and issues in their regions.
Information about ATSDR’s regional offices, the states and territories that they cover, and contact information, is available 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 ATSDR’s mission.
- 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)
CDC works to protect public health and the safety of people by providing information to support health decisions. CDC also 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)
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)
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)
NIOSH is in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIOSH was established to help assure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by providing research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health.
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)
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 specialists in a variety of medical practices united to develop positions and policies on vital issues relevant to the practice of preventive medicine within and outside of the workplace.
American College of Medical Toxicologists (ACMT)
ACMT is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise in medical toxicology.
ACMT is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of medical toxicology through a variety of activities.
American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM)
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)
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)
Based at an academic center, each PEHSU is collaboration between the pediatric clinic and the AOEC occupational and environmental clinic at each site.
The PEHSUs were developed to provide education and consultation for health professionals, public health professionals, and others, about the topic of children’s environmental health.
PEHSU staff members are available for consultation about potential pediatric environmental health concerns affecting the child and the family. Healthcare professionals can contact their regional PEHSU site for clinical advice.
Poison Control Center
The American Association of Poison Control Centers supports the nation’s 55 poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures. Poison centers offer free, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. This service is a primary resource for poisoning information and helps reduce costly emergency department visits through in-home treatment.
AAPCC’s mission is to actively advance the health care role and public health mission of our members through information, advocacy, education, and research.