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2009 MAY–JUNE No. 368
June 05, 2009 [posted]

NLM® Resource — Videocast of the Hazardous Substances Data Bank Symposium

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A videocast of the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB®) Symposium held on May 6, 2009 at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, MD is now available at: (runtime 210 minutes).

The Hazardous Substances Data Bank: Historical Aspects and Future Role as a Toxicology and Environmental Science Resource symposium was part of the commemoration of the 75th meeting of the HSDB Scientific Review Panel (SRP). It included presentations on the history and current use of HSDB as well as an analysis of its data. The symposium also provided a discussion by a panel of experts from the government and non-government organizations exploring future opportunities for HSDB data enhancement.

The HSDB contains over 5,000 records of information on potentially hazardous chemicals including information on human exposure, industrial hygiene, emergency handling procedures, environmental fate, regulatory requirements, and related areas. HSDB is peer-reviewed by the SRP, a committee of experts in the major subject areas within the data bank's scope.

For more information on HSDB, visit

NLM Resource — Videocast of the Hazardous Substances Data Bank Symposium. NLM Tech Bull. 2009 May-Jun;(368):e14.