Resources and Support for Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Environmental Illness, and Chemical Injuries in Canada

Medical Resources

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists AACE Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Archives of Neurology Journals of the American Medical Association; Archives from 1998. Searchable.

British Medical Journal  UK content site  Current Issue; Archives from Jan 1994. Searchable.

CDC Health Topics A to Z Provides a listing of disease and health topics found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site. It is not yet a complete index of the site. New topics are added on an ongoing basis.

Canadian Bioethics Report  Canadian content site  Canadian Medical Association; includes legislation and court decisions. Searchable.

Canadian Medical Association Journal  Canadian content site Archives from Jan 1995

Canadian Respiratory Journal  Canadian content site Canadian Thoracic Society, Journal of the; Archives from 1996. Searchable.

Chronic Diseases in Canada (Health Canada)  Canadian content site  Archives from Winter, 1995. Searchable.

Code of Federal Regulations U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Searchable. The link, "Search the entire set of CFR databases by keyword," enables you to search all 50 titles. This option is particularly useful if you do not have any idea what title to search. However, because you are searching all 50 titles, this search will take a few minutes to process. (This function searches the most recent volumes).

Doctor's Guide Global Edition; includes links to 1,500 peer-reviewed journals.

Drug Metabolism and Disposition Archives from 1973. Searchable.

Environment and Disease - Medicine for the Layman National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - NIEHS. Online Pamphlet. Table of Contents: Environment and Life Expectancy, Chemicals and Human Disease, Cancer and Chemicals, Epidemiology, Laboratory Animal Studies, Criticism of Animal Tests, Questions and Answers.

Environmental Diseases from A to Z NIH Publication No. 96-4145.

Environmental Medicine: Integrating a Missing Element into Medical Education National Academy Press. Andrew M. Pope and David P. Rall, Editors, Committee on Curriculum Development in Environmental Medicine, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine. This on-line book includes 55 Case Studies on various toxicities including: Asbestos, Benzene, Beryllium, Carbon Monoxide, Chlordane, Ethylene Propylene Glycol etc. Also, see in particular: Taking an Exposure History .

Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook "Bad Bug Book". U.S. Food & Drug Administration Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition. This handbook provides basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. It brings together in one place information from the Food & Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service, and the National Institutes of Health. Some technical terms have been linked to the National Library of Medicine's Entrez glossary. Recent articles from Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports have been added to selected chapters to update the handbook with information on later outbreaks or incidents of foodborne disease. At the end of selected chapters on pathogenic microorganisms, hypertext links are included to relevant Entrez abstracts and GenBank genetic loci.

Gray's Anatomy The edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings (many in color) from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn. Searchable.

Health Canada Main Site.

ICD-9-CM Codes (International Classification of Disease Codes) "...ICD-9 codes are sometimes criticized as better suited for billing than for categorizing clinical information. The fact remains however that every U.S. hospital codes diagnoses and procedures in ICD-9-CM. As managed care erases the line between clinical and financial management, increasingly hospitals are mining ICD-coded records for the limited clinical information that may be found there."

Immunology An official journal of the British Society for Immunology. Archives from 1998. Searchable.

Indoor Air Pollution: An Introduction for Health Professionals EPA. Indoor air pollution poses many challenges to the health professional. This booklet offers an overview of those challenges, focusing on acute conditions, with patterns that point to particular agents and suggestions for appropriate remedial action. (See in particular: Diagnostic Quick Reference: a Cross-reference from symptoms to pertinent sections of this booklet; Diagnostic Checklist: additional questions for use in patient intake and medical history)

Internet Scientific Publications Ejournals. Archives. Searchable. Various Peer Reviewed Journals.

Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA; Current Issue; Archives from Oct 1998. Searchable.

Lancet, The  UK content site The Journal: Current Issue; Archives from Jan-Jun 1996. Searchable.

Martindale's Health Science Guide - 2004 The "Virtual" - Medical Center includes Centers for each of the following: Anatomy & Histology, Anesthesiology & Surgery, Bioscience, Brain & Neuro, Cardiology & Pulmonary, Chemistry, Clinical-Primary Care, Dental, Medical Calculators, OB/GYN & Pediatrics, Medical Law, Nursing, Nutrition, Ophthalmology & ENT, Pathology & Virology, Radiology, Pharmacy, Public Health and Veterinary. Currently the Health Science Guide contains over 131,700 Medical Cases, 61,700 Teaching Files, 1,235 Courses/Textbooks, 1,625 Tutorials, 420 Journals, 4,160 Databases Atlases & Image Databases & 1,000's of Movies plus a comprehensive list of on-line calulators.

Medical Management Guidelines for Acute Chemical Exposures U.S. Department of Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Medline Plus A Service of the National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. Information on conditions, diseases and wellness; medical encyclopedia; medical dictionary; info on generic and brand name drugs.

Merck Main Site
     Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy Professional (text) version.
     Merck Manual Home Edition The Home Edition transforms the language of the professionals' version into commonly used English while retaining the vital information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine National Institutes of Health.

National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS) Searchable.
     Environmental Health Info
     Scientific Research
     National Toxicology Program
     Environmental Genome Project and others.
     NIEHS Library

National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals This first edition of the Report presents levels of 27 environmental chemicals measured in the U.S. population. These chemicals include metals (e.g., lead, mercury, and uranium), cotinine (a marker of tobacco smoke exposure), organophosphate pesticide metabolites, and phthalate metabolites.

New England Journal of Medicine, The Current Issue; Archives: Full Text and Abstracts: 1993 - 2001; Abstracts only: 1975 - 1992. Searchable.

Neurotoxicity Guidelines Guidelines for Neurotoxicity Risk Assessment. EPA. Federal Register 63(93) 26926-26954, 14 May 1998. (Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Report. Please see the link on this page to download a free version.)

Neurotoxicity: Identifying and Controlling Poisons of the Nervous System U.S. Government Printing Office, April 1990 OTA-BA-436. (Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this journal. Please see the link on this page to download a free version.)

No Room to Breathe: Air Pollution and Primary Care Medicine Jefferson H Dickey, MD. A Project of Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR): Pollutants exposure and source, Ozone, Particulate, Carbon Monoxide, Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, Air Toxics/Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), Incinerators, Diesel and Automobile Exhaust,

Pharma Lexicon Medical/Pharmaceutical Abbreviations. Look up medical & pharmaceutical acronyms and abbreviations from a database of over 48,000, and find out what they stand for.

Pharmacology and Toxicology (Annual Review of) Archives from 1984. Abstracts from 1995. Searchable.

Physician's Guide to Pesticide Poisoning Researched and Written by Douglass E. Stevenson, Texas A & M University.

Pubmed National Library of Medicine; The PubMed database was developed in conjunction with publishers of biomedical literature as a search tool for accessing literature citations and linking to full-text journal articles at web sites of participating publishers.

PubMed Central PubMed Central is a digital archive of life sciences journal literature managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). It is not a journal publisher. Access to PubMed Central (PMC) is free and unrestricted.

Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings National Pesticide Information Center. 5th Edition (1999). Edited by J. Routt Reigart, M.D. and James R. Roberts, M.D., MPH. (Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Report. Please see the link on this page to download a free version.)

USDA Nutrient Data Library This site allows simple searches and gives the nutrient breakdown of foods served in a variety of ways: fresh, frozen and pre-prepared. As an example, if you enter 'broccoli', then choose the serving size, you can then choose from a number of ways broccoli might be prepared, including brand-name frozen broccoli in cheese sauce and the resultant breakdown of nutrients found.

Whole Brain Atlas, The

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