NLM® Resource Haz-Map® Update
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Haz-Map, a database from the National Library of Medicine® on the effects of occupational exposure to potentially toxic agents, has added 265 agents.
These agents include 60 assorted metal compounds, 100 rare earth metals, 10 uranium compounds, and 16 metallic perchlorate compounds. Also added are 9 thiols, 4 sulfites, 20 nitriles, 6 glycol ethers, 4 fluorides, 7 aldehydes, and 5 acid anhydrides.
Haz-Map is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work. Haz-Map links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms. It covers 3218 agents and 225 occupational diseases.
More information about Haz-Map can be found at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/hazmap.html
NLM® Resource Haz-Map® Update. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Jan-Feb;(372):e4.