Especially for Emergency Responders

Starting Points

WISER - Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders
PDA application to assist first responders during hazardous materials incidents
Access WISER on the Internet
Databases on hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases
HSDB - Hazardous Substances Data Bank
Comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicological data for over 5000 chemicals
Excerpts from published literature on:
  • Human Health Effects and Emergency Medical Treatment
  • Chemical Safety and Handling (includes DOT Emergency guidelines)
  • Environmental Fate and Exposure
  • Chemical and Physical Properties
Hurricanes: Links to Health Information
Information on hurricane recovery, cleanup, and handling hazardous substances

Search TOXNET for:

All TOXNET Databases
Household Products Database



More Detailed NLM Resources for Emergency Responders


Databases on hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases

ChemIDplus - Chemical Identification Plus

Includes links to NLM databases and other resources including:

TRI - Toxics Release Inventory

Annual estimated releases for over 600 toxic chemicals by industrial facilities in the United States

Household Products Database

Potential health effects of chemicals for over 6000 common household products


Links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms


Geographic representation of TRI data with links to other TOXNET resources

NLM Resources for Emergency Preparedness and Response (PDF, 5 KB)

PDF documents are best viewed with the free Adobe® Reader

Other NLM Resources

Radiation Event Medical Management

Radiation Event Medical Management

Easy to follow algorithms for diagnosis and management of radiation contamination and exposure.
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Health Hotlines

Directory of health-related organizations with toll-free telephone numbers. Health Hotlines is also available in print.

Last updated: 09 September 2008
First published: 06 May 2005
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