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From the GMR: New wildfires page from NLM

Maybe not directly useful to our users, but a very nice example of a way health sciences librarians can respond in these types of emergencies.

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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