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ToxProfilesTM 2007 Offers Latest Information on Hazardous Substances

For Immediate Release: March 25, 2008

ATLANTA - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has released its updated ToxProfilesTM 2007 two-CD ROM set featuring information on more than 180 hazardous substances as well as an improved search engine. ToxProfilesTM 2007 is a useful resource for health professionals, researchers, students, media and others interested in the health effects from exposure to hazardous substances.

This latest edition of the ToxProfilesTM includes 7 updated toxicological profiles including those for arsenic, lead and benzene. Arsenic and lead are the top two toxins on the ATSDR Priority List of Hazardous Substances.

ToxProfilesTM 2007 features:

ToxProfilesTM 2007 also includes 13 Interaction Profiles which provide available data on the toxicology of chemical mixtures and the joint toxic action of chemicals in a mixture. This information is used by toxicologists and other health professionals to recommend specific approaches to a potential public health hazard.

ToxProfilesTM 2007 can be ordered at no charge by calling 1-800-CDC INFO (800-232-4636) or on request via e-mail at: The toxicological profiles, public health statements and ToxFAQsTM are also available on-line at

ATSDR, a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, evaluates the human health effects of exposure to hazardous substances.


Members of the news media can request an interview by calling the NCEH/ATSDR Office of Communication at 770-488-0700.

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Updated April 2, 2008
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