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September 27, 2010 [posted]

NLM® Resource: Animals in Disasters, Bed Bugs and Pesticides

[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.]

Concerns about pets and livestock can cause additional anxiety during disasters. Learning how to prepare for or rescue animals can help. The new Animals in Disasters page from the Specialized Information Services Division of the National Library of Medicine® (NLM) provides links to information on preparing for disasters if you have animals.

Included are links to sites on animal rescue, animal handling for emergency responders, how to care for livestock during emergencies, carcass disposal, the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006, and Spanish language materials.

News stories about bed bug infestations have recently increased. Learn more about the appropriate use of pesticides to control these pests by consulting the section on bed bugs recently added to NLM Enviro-Health Links - Pesticide Exposure.

NLM also offers other Enviro-Health Links on topics such as:

NLM® Resource: Animals in Disasters, Bed Bugs and Pesticides. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Sep-Oct;(376):e8.

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