The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has made it easier to find information about toxic substances and related health effects and exposure risks. The Toxic Substances Web Portal provides four ways to search for information: by alphabet, by key terms, by organ system and by audience, which includes emergency responders.
The portal has a variety of documents available for each substance.
- Toxicological profiles offer a detailed synthesis of the peer-reviewed scientific literature on the toxicological and adverse health effects of specific hazardous substances.
- ToxFAQs are fact sheets written in plain language that answer the most frequently asked questions about a toxic substance and associated health effects.
- Public health statements provide a plain-language overview of each complete Toxicological Profile on chemicals found at hazardous waste sites, including the effects of exposure on human health.
Visit www.atsdr.cdc.gov/substances/index.asp for more information.