TOXMAP Updates Include TRI Data

TOXMAP, the popular National Library of Medicine interactive Web site pinpointing by city, state and zip code the amount and location of certain toxic chemicals released into the environment has been updated with Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data from 2007. Users can now save search results, and the site has improved zoom and toggle capabilities.…

NLM Spotlights Online Resources for Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

With the busy, devastating hurricane season of 2008 now past, the NLM is highlighting its many online disaster and preparedness services. The Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) offers in-depth guides and online resources that are especially useful for public health and emergency planners, including: Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness: Provides links to Web…

NLM Teams with DOT on Electronic Access for Hazmat Guides

Thanks to a joint effort by the National Library of Medicine and the US Department of Transportation (DOT), emergency personnel responding to hazardous waste transportation accidents can now use NLM’s Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) to consult the Emergency Response Guidebook 2008 (ERG2008). WISER runs on stand-alone applications for Pocket PCs, Personal Digital…

DailyMed Hits 500th Milestone

Access to standard Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  drug label information keeps getting easier, thanks to the National Library of Medicine’s DailyMed Web site, which added its 500th drug label in August 2006. DailyMed’s medication label information also links to ClinicalTrials.gov, MedlinePlus and PubMed, for the latest info on any drug listed.