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Answers to frequently asked questions about human health hazards & environmental exposure to hazardous substances such as ammonia, cadmium, asphalt, chlorine, copper, dental amalgam, endocrine disruptors, environmental estrogens, fluoride, mercury, MTBE, PCBs, fragrances, vinyl products, etc. Painting health and safety. Occupational health guidelines for chemical hazards.

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1-BP Hazard Alert [pdf] [40543] ?

Hazard alert on 1-bromopropane urges efforts to safeguard workers from exposure to toxic chemical

Acute Chemical Exposure Medical Management Guidelines [164] ?

Intended to aid healthcare professionals involved in emergency response

Alternative Fluorocarbons Environmental Acceptability Study [18567] ?

Results of studies of HCFCs and HFCs and their effect on ozone depletion

Ammonia Health Hazards [12158] ?

A fact sheet

Asphalt Fumes [6234] ?

Efforts to reduce workers' exposures to hot-mix asphalt fumes in highway paving operations

Asphalt Institute [12192] ?

Provides FAQs and information on environmental and health effects of asphalt

ATSDR Public Health Statements [3] ?

Effects to human health from exposure to a toxic substance as listed by ATSDR

ATSDR Publications [124] ?

Concerning the effect on public health of hazardous substances in the environment

ATSDR ToxFAQs - Hazardous Substances Fact Sheets [2] ?

Answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to hazardous substances

Beryllium - Working Safely [1880] ?

Training reference for beryllium workers

Beryllium Awareness [36620] ?

Worker monitoring information for those who work with beryllium

Beryllium Disease [36621] ?

What beryllium poisoning is

Bisphenol A [655] ?

Detailed information about the migration, toxicology & environmental fate of bisphenol A

Cadmium - Health Effects from Industrial and Environmental Exposure [12115] ?

Covers the health risks from exposure to cadmium

Carbon Monoxide Detectors [24514] ?

Advice regarding proper use of CO detectors

Carbon Monoxide Hazards [13331] ?

The basics of carbon monoxide hazards explained to consumers

Carbon Monoxide Safety [24516] ?

Series of articles related to carbon monoxide safety

Carbonless Copy Paper [21792] ?

Reviews the hazards associated with carbonless copy paper

Carbonless Copy Paper [14874] ?

Issues relating to health concerns from exposure to carbonless copy paper

Chemical Incompatibility Hazards [26432] ?

Can result in the evolution of combustible or toxic gases

Chemical Poisoning [7946] ?

Health Effects from Harmful Chemicals

Chemicals and the Environment [9355] ?

Articles on chemicals and environmental health according to scientific evidence

Updated Chromium Hazards [40445] ?

Health risks from occupational exposure to chromium

Updated Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Plan [pdf] [6006] ?

For employees exposed to airborne concentrations of beryllium.\

Consumer, Environmental and Occupational Health Service of New Jersey [6648] ?

Booklets on general environmental exposures and health, including information on risk and prevention

Copper & the Environment [4323] ?

How copper interacts with the environment in a variety of common applications, recycling, etc.

Cryogenic Materials Safety [23922] ?

Safety fact sheet with PPE instructions

Dental Amalgam [697] ?

1993 US DHHS scientific review & recommended strategy for research, education & regulation

Dental Amalgam and Alternative Restorative Materials [685] ?

October, 1997 update to the 1993 report on the science related to dental amalgam

Updated Diesel Hazard Alert [40467] ?

Diesel Exhaust/Diesel Particulate Matter Hazards

Employee Health Risk from Open Tire Burning [27234] ?

Guidance to prevent and or protect employees from unsafe conditions

Endocrine Disruptors [2774] ?

Information on chemicals that interfere with endocrine system functioning (endocrine disruptors)

Environmental Health and Safety Subjects [391] ?

Environmental information is provided on the subjects of lead, radon, sun safety and radiation

Environmental Health Hazards [610] ?

ASTDR information related to environmental health

Exposure Assessment Models [15434] ?

Software models, modeling tools, data sets, and documents distributed by the EPA Center for Exposure Assessment Modeling

Fluoride: Benefits and Risk [709] ?

1991 report from the US DHHS regarding the risk and benefits of fluoride

Fragrance Sensitization [3305] ?

Education on the chemicals used and the health effects of fragranced products

Glutaraldehyde Adverse Health Effects [23023] ?

How to Control Glutaraldehyde Occupational Hazards in Hospitals

Updated Hazardous Chemicals - OSHA Web Forum Results [38502] ?

Web forum for identifying hazardous chemicals for which OSHA should develop exposure reduction strategies

Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Asphalt [14873] ?

Exposure to asphalt fumes is associated with eye, nose, and throat irritation

Human Health Risk Assessments [15428] ?

Risk assessment paradigm guidance for chemicals

Updated Hydrogen Sulfide Hazards [40457] ?

The dangerous health effects from breathing hydrogen sulfide and methods for controlling

Industrial Chemicals Associated with Acute Liver Injury as Primary Toxic Effect [14123] ?

Chemicals in the workplace known to cause illness or death due to toxic hepatitis

Industrial Chemicals Associated with Liver Injury as a Secondary Toxic Effect [14122] ?

Chemicals in the workplace known to cause elevated liver enzyme levels

Mercury Hazards [5028] ?

Effects on people and the environment

Mercury in HVAC and Building Equipment [pdf] [21548] ?

Specifying and Sourcing Mercury-Free HVAC and Building Equipment

Mercury in Schools [27531] ?

Examples for schools to facilitate their efforts to go mercury-free

Metal Plating Safety [18973] ?

A safety topic sheet for workers

Methyl Bromide Ban [3539] ?

Methyl bromide banned in USA - January 1, 2005

Methylene Chloride Hazards [pdf] [32032] ?

Health hazards from using this toxic solvent

MTBE [5135] ?

Series of reports on potential health effects and environmental issues related to MTBE

NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Program [249] ?

Health hazard evaluation (HHE) created by NIOSH for workplace safety and health

NIOSH Organic Solvents [12960] ?

Guidelines for recommended standards from NIOSH

Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards [6226] ?

Lists all of the NIOSH Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards

Ototoxic Chemicals [pdf] [27087] ?

There are a number of chemicals that can cause hearing loss

Paint Strippers [pdf] [23148] ?

What You Should Know About Using Paint Strippers

Painting Health and Safety [9087] ?

Consumer safety advice from the National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA)

Painting Industry Issues [9088] ?

National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA) white papers and issue backgrounders

Pesticide Poisoning Diagnostic Tool [16088] ?

Acute toxins, carcinogens, cholinesterase inhibitors, endocrine disruptors, etc.

Plastics: Phthalates [18569] ?

Phthalate esters have undergone extensive health and safety testing

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Fluorescent Light Ballasts [6629] ?

Recommendations for safe work practices

Polyurethane and the Environment [24529] ?

The release and behavior of MDI and TDI in the environment

Removing Graffiti Safely [pdf] [32621] ?

A booklet for workers who use chemicals to remove graffiti

Safe Management of Shock-Sensitive Chemicals [27088] ?

There are a number of chemicals that may explode with movement, friction or heat

Swimming in Chlorinated Pools [5092] ?

FAQ on the safety of swimming in chlorinated pools

Updated Toluene Hazards [40449] ?

The health hazards associated with toluene and how to prevent them

Toxic Chemicals & Health [16039] ?

Information about the health threats and effects of toxic chemicals

Toxicological and Performance Aspects of Oxygenated Motor Vehicle Fuels (1996) [5699] ?

Public health, air quality, water quality, fule economy & engine performance of MTBE fuels

Very Toxic Materials and Their Hazards [17035] ?

Workplace safety advice

Updated Vinyl Information [8257] ?

Uses, safety, recycling of vinyl products


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Chemicals / Asbestos
Asbestos control programs, health effects, abatement, technical resources, etc.

Chemicals / Carcinogens
Environmental and workplace chemicals that are known or suspected carcinogens

Chemicals / Chemical Labeling
Databanks of chemical labels, hazard communication labeling requirements & more

Chemicals / Databases
Online access to an extensive number of databases on chemicals

Chemicals / Lead
Information and resources on lead and lead poisoning

Chemicals / Lists
Lists of chemicals subject to environmental and safety regulations

Chemicals / Pesticides
Information on controlling the hazards of pesticides

Chemicals / Reproductive
Technical resources related to chemicals and reproductive health

Chemicals / Safety Guides
Chemical safety guidelines, NIOSH Pocket Guide, workplace guides

Chemicals / Storage
Guidelines for proper storage of chemicals, compatibility charts, etc.

Chemicals / TLV
PEL, TLV and STEL exposure limits for air contaminants, MRL, IDLH values, etc.

Chemicals / Training
Reference materials related to chemical training, tutorials, HESIS booklets, etc

Disasters / Biochem
Chemical and biological weapons, bioterrorism

Environment / Databases
Over 40 EPA environmental databases

Environment / Hazardous Wastes
Guides for hazardous waste management, site remediation, waste minimization

Environment / Risk Assessments
Environmental risk assessment materials

Environment / Tanks
EPA requirements for above ground and below ground storage tanks

Environment / Toxicology
Technical resources related to toxicology

Environment / TRI
EPA Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) forms, reports, data

Industrial Hygiene / Biosafety
Full text bloodborne pathogens programs and technical resources

Industrial Hygiene / Hazard Communications
Full text of hazard communication programs and resources

Industrial Hygiene / Indoor Air
IAQ guides, checklists, fact sheets, sick building syndrome & more

Industrial Hygiene / Ventilation
Fume hoods and other ventilation technical resource information

International / Chemicals
International chemical safety information

Medicine / Allergies
Clinical resources on the medical treatment of asthma, MCS, dermatitis, etc.

Medicine / Occupational Medicine
Large number of reference materials on occupational medicine

OSHA / Hazard Communications
OSHA technical resources on hazard communication related materials

OSHA / HAZWOPER
OSHA technical resources on hazwoper

OSHA / Process Safety
OSHA technical resources on process safety management

Regulations / EPA
Full text of CFR 40 Protection of the Environment.- plus, state EPA laws

Regulations / TSCA
Full text of 40 CFR Subchapter R Part 700 Toxic Sustances Control Act (TSCA)


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