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Especially for Emergency Responders

Starting Points

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Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM)

Guidance on a wide variety of topics, including quick chemical identification, acute patient care guidelines, and initial event activities

Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)

Easy to follow algorithms for diagnosis and management of radiation contamination and exposure

Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)

System to assist first responders and first receivers in hazardous material incidents

Disaster Information Management Research Center

Information resources and tools for disaster preparedness, response and recover

More Detailed NLM Resources for Emergency Responders

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TOXNET

Databases on hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases

  • ChemIDplus - Chemical Identification Plus
    Dictionary of chemical names, synonyms, and structures. Links to related NLM databases and other resources
  • Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)
    Comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicological data and other information on chemicals

TOXMAP

Geographic representation of TRI data with links to other TOXNET resources

NLM Resources for Emergency Preparedness and Response (PDF, 2.5 MB)

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Other NLM Resources

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Household Products Database

Safety and health information for products used in and around the home

Haz-Map

Links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms

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