[PSR-News] NLM Resource on Wildfire Health Effects

Sandstrom, Heidi heidits at library.ucla.edu
Fri Oct 26 09:26:39 PDT 2007


Network colleagues:

 

The following information is forwarded from Angela Ruffin, Head,
National Network Office of the National Library of Medicine.  Thank you
to all who reported on local conditions, suggested resources, and
offered assistance; we subsequently forwarded your feedback to NLM.  We
have contacted Network members in affected areas and in some cases have
placed DOCLINE holds for libraries that are understaffed or appear to be
closed as a result of the wildfires.  Please let us know if you are
aware of unmet needs or if you need additional assistance.

 

It's great to work in a region that thinks "we" in situations like this!
Again, thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Heidi

 

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The National Library of Medicine has released a new resource focused on
the health effects from wildfires
(http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/californiafires.html).  The California
Wildfires web page includes information on the health effects from fires
and exposure to smoke; links to air quality resources, environmental
clean-up following fires, and animals in disasters.

 

In addition, resources for emergency responders and information in
Spanish are also included.  Searches of NLM databases, such as
MedlinePlus, PubMed,TOXLINE, Tox Town, and Haz-Map (occupational health)
are provided for additional health information.  It also provides the
locations of facilities reporting to the EPA Toxics Release Inventory
and Superfund sites in and around San Diego (TOXMAP). 

 

This web page is designed to help emergency responders, health care
providers, public health workers, and the general public find
authoritative and timely information about key health concerns from
wildfires.  Links to other federal government web sites,
includingUSA.gov, FEMA, and the Department of Health and Human Services
are included.

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Heidi Thiessen Sandstrom

Associate Director

National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Pacific Southwest Region

nnlm.gov/psr

(310) 794-6572

heidits at library.ucla.edu

 

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