I'm forwarding this from another list since it appears to be particularly relevant to DCHAS interests
I received a hardcopy of "Perspectives", a publication of "Health Researchfor Action" at School of Public Health, U-CA, Berkley.In the 8-page paper narrative on "Biomonitoring: The Chemicals Within Us",I found reference to:"182 human diseases and health problems associated with chemical exposures(Collaborative on Health and the Environment database)."I admit that I'm always interested inlists or tallies of such a complexissue, so I pursued the references were available online (a longer, 10-pageedition<http://www.healthresearchforaction.org/sites/default/files/PDF_Perspectives_Biomonitoring_FNL_2.pdf>ofthe same publication).There, a additional 2-pages give additional list of references link toanother website and organization that I didn't know about:The Collaborative on Health and theEnvironment<http://www.healthandenvironment.org/>has a searchable andsophisticated reference, called CHE Toxicant andDisease Database <http://www.healthandenvironment.org/tddb/> allowinginquiry to begin from: =C2=B7 disease category (organ system) =C2=B7 disease =C2=B7 toxicant =C2=B7 CAS number =C2=B7 keywordThe resulting list is grouped & color-coded by strength of evidence, asStrong, Good, Limited and is sourced to major agencies' or often usedtextbooks' positions (their quote follows):
comprehensive review of animal data was beyond the scope of this project.
However, in some instances animal data were included and influenced the
listing. This is particularly likely when an authoritative body, such as
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the NationalToxicology
Program, or California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
(OEHHA), which administers the Proposition 65 program, used animal data
as the primary source for their evaluations.
Other main sources of data are three major textbooks on the topic ofenvironmental medicine and toxicology:
1. Klaassen CD, Ed. *Casarett and Doull's Toxicology: TheBasic Scienceof Poisons, 6th edition*. (2001) McGraw-Hill publishing, New York.
2. LaDou J. Ed. *Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 3rd edition*(2004), Lange Medical/McGraw-Hill, New York.
3. Rom WM, Ed. *Environmental and Occupational Medicine, 3rd edition*(1998). Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, PA.I plan to add the database to my listing of references on exposure-relateddiseases at http://links.occhealthnews.netI believe that there are MANY sites where the deeper & more specificinformation is largely concealed from the usual online search toolsbecausethe content is tapped only upon a query, and isn't directly accessed by thesearch engines' linkage recording spiders, that give rise to (eg) Google'sreports and Page Rank-ing.I did run one straight Google search using:http://www.healthandenvironment.org and hyperactivity and Organophosphatesand did reach one of the internal pages, so it is not entirely masked.Still, it's surprising that I hadn't seen prior use/mention of this tool,and I wonder if other colleagues already know of it.I am only now beginning to explore another resource at the site with a very
provides linkage to many types of reports
Searchers specify (if desired):
=C2=B7 Show All Media
=C2=B7 Magazine/journal article
=C2=B7 Parent/consumer/practitioner guide
=C2=B7 Epidemiologists / public-health
=C2=B7 Environmental justice advocates
=C2=B7 General public
=C2=B7 Health care providers
while users look for relationships between "Environmental/Toxic Issue" and
"Health Issue" topics.
Links in this narrative:
*Gary Greenberg, MD MPH*
Sysop / Moderator Occ-Env-Med-L MailList
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Med. Director, Urban Ministries of Wake Co. Open Door Clinic
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