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2010 MAY–JUNE No. 374
May 04, 2010 [posted]

NLM® Resource Update: Information on "Crude Oil Spills and Human Health" 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.]

A page of links to information on "Crude Oil Spills and Human Health" is now available from the National Library of Medicine® at

The page provides links to information on how the United States responds to oil spills, state agencies in the Gulf region that respond to spills, occupational hazards for professionals and volunteers assisting with clean-up, seafood safety and more.

The links under "Featured Sites" focus on the latest updates about the recent spill and subsequent controlled burning of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico. This spill followed the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit oil platform 50 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta on April 20, 2010.

Please send your comments and suggestions about additional health information content to  This information is compiled by the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC), Specialized Information Services (SIS), US National Library of Medicine (NLM). 


NLM® Resource Update: Information on "Crude Oil Spills and Human Health" Now Available. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 May-Jun;(374):e3.