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ATSDR MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT
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:
- 165 Toxicological Profiles. The ToxProfilesTM offer an in-depth, peer-reviewed analysis and review of the most current information available on the toxicological and adverse health effects of exposure to hazardous substances and chemicals.
- 166 Public Health Statements. Public Health Statements are taken from the first chapters of their respective toxicological profiles and are written in plain language. These are available in English and Spanish.
- 184 ToxFAQsTM. ToxFAQs are easy-to-understand, two-page fact sheets and guides on specific substances. These are written to provide quick answers to the most frequently asked questions that deal with the environmental effects of specific chemical spills, how someone may be exposed to the chemical and the personal health risks of the exposure. These are available in English and Spanish.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. The toxicological profiles, public health statements and ToxFAQsTM are also available on-line at www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxpro2.html.
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.
Updated April 2, 2008
For more information, contact ATSDR at:
770-488-0700 or e-mail (news media)
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