News from the Specialized Information Services Division


Radiation Event Medical Management (REMM) can now be downloaded to mobile devices

The Radiation Event Medical Management System (REMM) can now be downloaded to mobile devices (Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Palm) with selected key files from the full online version.

Environmental Health & Toxicology

New Enviro-Health Link page on Public Health Preparedness for Mass Gatherings

Links to information on the public health aspects of planning for all kinds of mass gatherings. The page includes a search of PubMed for medical journal article citations as well as documents from government and other sources.

New Enviro-Health Link page on TVA Kingston Fossil Plant Coal Ash Spill, December 2008

This new web bibliography brings together resources on the December 2008 Tennessee Valley Authority Kingston Fossil Plant Fly Ash Release, including the potential effects of fly ash exposure on human health

New version of the Drug Information Portal released

The The Drug Information Portal now covers over 16,000 drugs. Other recent changes include:

  • Direct searching of drug categories, which are derived from the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH®) Pharmacological Action field
  • Name and category suggestions, to eliminate common spelling errors
  • Phrase parser that assists users in finding drug names within phrases
  • The addition of the MeSH notes, when available, to spell checker results to make selection of a possible answer easier
  • Searches retrieving multiple results now sorted by frequency of citation in PubMed®, from highest to lowest. This tends to show the most commonly used drugs first.

Haz-Map has been updated.

The latest Haz-Map update includes 180 new chemical profiles, submitted by the United States Department of Labor.

Improved user interface, updated mortality data, and addition of hospital locations in TOXMAP

TOXMAP now includes several interface improvements, updated mortality data (2001-2005), and names and locations of hospitals when the map is zoomed to the most detailed level.

Other recent changes include:
  • Ability to view TRI facilities reporting releases in a particular TRI year, similar to TRI chemical releases
  • Inclusion of links to TRI state fact sheets from EPA
  • Ability to zoom to US national parks via "Zoom to a Place"
  • Ability to toggle on and off the "auto-zoom" behavior in the main Search page
  • PubMed RSS feed
  • Section 508 compliance improvements
Household Products Database Updated

The Household Products Database was recently updated and now contains:

  • 8152 products
  • 375 manufacturers
  • 1634 products link to complete MSDS
TOXLINE now has direct links to EPA TSCA Inventory reports

TOXLINE users can now link directly from references to EPA TSCA Inventory reports (TSCATS ) found in TOXLINE to the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) ordering page for the specific document.

To locate all TSCATS records in TOXLINE, enter TSCATS into the TOXLINE search box, or select the TSCATS subset from TOXLINE Limits options. The NTIS ordering interface link can be found under the Order Information field of TOXLINE TSCATS records.

Chemical Information


HIV/AIDS Information


WISER - Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders

The latest news about WISER.

News Archive

Visit the News Archive for earlier announcements.

Calendar of Events

SIS staff will be available at these meetings and conferences.

TOXNET and Beyond Class

TOXNET and Beyond Class Schedule

Last updated: 14 January 2009
First published: 21 March 2006
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