Sources of Additional Information
Course: WB 2460
CE Original Date: May 14, 2014
CE Renewal Date: May 14, 2016
CE Expiration Date: May 14, 2018
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Please refer to the following resources for more information on the adverse effects of PCBs, the treatment of PCB-associated diseases, and management of persons exposed to PCBs.
- ATSDR https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov
- For chemical emergency situations, contact
- CDC Emergency Response: 770-488-7100 and request the ATSDR Duty Officer
- For chemical non-emergency situations, contact
- CDC-INFO https://www.cdc.gov/cdc-info/
- 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY 888-232-6348 – 24 Hours/Day
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ATSDR cannot respond to public inquiry and questions about individual medical cases, provide second opinions, or make specific recommendations regarding therapy. Such guidance requires clinical examination by a health care provider.
- Toxicological Profile for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp.asp?id=142&tid=26
- Addendum to the Toxicological Profile for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/pcbs_addendum.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 1.29 MB]
- TOXFAQs for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) (English) http:s//www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/tf.asp?id=140&tid=26
- TOXFAQs for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) (Spanish) https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/es/toxfaqs/es_tfacts17.html
- ATSDR Minimal Response Levels https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/mrls/index.html
- For chemical emergency situations, contact
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov
- EPA Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) https://www.epa.gov/hwexternal 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
- Case Studies in Environmental Medicine: Taking an Exposure History 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 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) http://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.
- ACOEM members are a dynamic group of physicians including specialists in a variety of medical practices. ACOEM is united to develop positions and policies on vital issues relevant to 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.
- ACMT 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.netexternal icon
- PEHSU staff are 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 (AAPC) may be contacted for questions about poisons and poisonings. Their 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