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2011 MARCH–APRIL No. 379
March 28, 2011 [posted]

NLM Resource: WISER 4.4 Now Available

[Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an announcement published on NLM-Tox-Enviro-Health-L, an e-mail announcement list available from the NLM Division of Specialized Information Services. To subscribe to this list, please see the NLM-TOX-ENVIRO-HEALTH-L Join, Leave, or Change Options page.]

The National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER®) 4.4 is now available. It can be downloaded to the WISER Windows, Pocket PC, and SmartPhone platforms from the WISER Web site.

The updated online version, WebWISER, is available at

Highlights of this version include:

  1. A new, interactive Chemical Reactivity capability (WISER for Windows); users can

    1. Create their own mix of chemicals

    2. See an overview of the resulting potential hazards

    3. Delve into the detailed reaction behind each hazard or gas produced

  2. 19 new substances and mixtures of substances, including Crude Oil and the Corexit 9500 and Corexit 9527 dispersants.

Find more information at

WISER for iPhone/iPod touch 1.1 is now available from Apple’s App Store.

All WISER platforms now include:

  1. The 19 new substances and mixtures of substances.

  2. Data updates based on the latest information from the NLM Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB®), the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs).

  3. Many usability improvements and fixes.

You can follow the activity of the National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services Division via Twitter (NLM_SIS) .

NLM Resource: WISER 4.4 Now Available. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Mar-Apr;(379):e13.

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