The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) has released redesigned web and mobile versions of Haz-Map (http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/ ).
The new design is intended to better exploit the features of current computer and tablet web browsers, as well as the mobile browsers on the current generation of smart phones.Haz-Map is an occupational health database designed for OHS professionals and for consumers seeking information on the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biological agents at work. Haz-Map links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms. It now covers over 5997 chemical and biological agents and 235 occupational diseases. It is one of the products and services made available by the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro.html).
More information is available here.
Haz-Map links chemicals and occupational diseases, showing the diseases linked to each agent and the agents linked to each disease. Information from a multitude of authoratative sources is classified, summarized, and regularly updated to create the database, which is part of the TOXNET® system of databases related to toxicology and environmental health.
Haz-Map is a valuable tool for the occupational hygienist. If you are not already using it on your computer, tablet or smart phone, we encourage you to visit the Haz-Map web site.