Presentation on theme: "Environmental Health Information for Consumers Focus on NLM Resources—2/4/15 Kate Flewelling, MLIS National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic."— Presentation transcript:
Environmental Health Information for Consumers Focus on NLM Resources—2/4/15 Kate Flewelling, MLIS National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
Resources Household Products Database ToxMystery Tox Town Environmental health student portal
Household products database (HPD) http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/ HPD was designed to answer questions such as: What’s under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Do these household products pose a potential health risk to you and your family? What are the chemical ingredients and their percentages in specific brands? Which products contain specific chemical ingredients?
Household ProDucts Database Contains over 7000 products Products chosen based on market share and shelf presence Updated twice a year Can also search for Product Recalls
I recently purchased polyurethane wood stain to refinish a table and would like to find out more about the product before using it.
Are there any products in this database that could potentially cause hyperactivity?
ToxMystery Suitable for ages 7-11 http://toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov/ Toxie the Cat helps children find the hazards hidden in each room and offers hints when needed. Available in English and SpanishEnglishSpanish “For Teachers” section includes 3 lesson plans with student worksheets/activities” Parent Resources
Tox Town Suitable for grades 6-12+ Tox Town Tox Town provides information on: Everyday locations where you might find toxic chemicals Non-technical descriptions of chemicals How the environment can impact human health Available in English and Spanish http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov
Insect Bites and Stings Molds Noise Occupational Health Pfiesteria Infections Poisoning Radiation Exposure Radon Secondhand Smoke Sun Exposure Water Safety - Recreational Air Pollution Child Safety Drinking Water Ergonomics Fire Safety Farm Safety Food Safety Heat Illness Household Poisons Hypothermia Indoor Air Quality Environmental Health Concerns in Tox Town
Arsenic Asbestos Benzene Carbon Monoxide Chromium Lead Mercury Nitrogen Oxides Ozone Particulate Matter Pesticides Phthalates Radon Sulfur Dioxide Toluene Volatile Organic Compounds Chemicals in Tox Town
Education resources in Tox Town Tox Town-Based Curriculum Units / Science Club Classroom Activities Interactive Resources Careers in Environmental Health, Chemistry, and Toxicology
Discovering the Connection: Your Environment, Your Health http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/teachers6.php 6 Units of Curriculum Water Quality Air Quality Chemicals in Your Home Food Safety Runoff, Impervious Surfaces & Smart Development The Great Debate: Bottled Water vs. Tap Water in Our School
Environmental health student portal Provides a safe and useful resource for students and teachers to learn how the environment can impact our health. Suitable for grades 6-8 http://kidsenvirohealth.nlm.nih.gov/
For teachers http://kidsenvirohealth.nlm.nih.gov/generic/6/for-teachers
Experiments and Projects http://kidsenvirohealth.nlm.nih.gov/generic/4/experiments
Thank You! This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. Kate Flewelling, MLIS National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region http://nnlm.gov/mar/ email@example.com