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Occupational safety and health resources from the National Library of Medicine

Starting Points

Links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms
TOXLINE - Toxicology Literature Online
References from the toxicology literature, including MEDLINE/PubMed and meeting abstracts
Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)
Comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicological data and other information on chemicals
  • Occupational Exposure Standards
  • Human Health Effects (studies and case reports on workers)
  • Chemical Safety and Handling
Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)
System to assist first responders and first receivers in hazardous material incidents

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Household Products Database


More NLM Resources for Professionals


Databases on hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases

ChemIDplus - Chemical Identification Plus

Dictionary of chemical names, synonyms, and structures. Links to related NLM databases and other resources

Toxicology Tutorials

Basic toxicology principles written at the introductory college student level

Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)

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

More NLM Resources for the Public and Students

Household Products

Household Products Database

Safety and health information for products used in and around the home


Consumer health resource with links to authoritative information on health topics

DIRLINE - Directory of Health Organizations

Organizations offering information, referral and support for many diseases and conditions