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265 Recent Additions to Haz-Map Database

Haz-Map, a database on the effects of occupational exposure to potentially toxic agents from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), has added 265 agents.  

These agents include 60 assorted metal compounds, 100 rare earth metals, and more than 80 other substances (uranium compounds, metallic perchlorate compounds, thiols, sulfites, nitriles, glycol ethers, fluorides, aldehydes, and acid anhydrides).

Haz-Map is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work. Haz-Map links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms. It covers 3218 agents, and 225 occupational diseases.

The database may be accessed at http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov

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