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First Aid & Safety

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Poison Centers
For a Poison Emergency, call: 1-800-222-1212
Our regional poison center is: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Poison Center
See Also: CBTL Health & Medicine - Pediatrics

First Aid

Note: These first aid sites are the best on the web but some are foreign because no U.S. online equivalent exists at this time and all come with the disclaimer: "not to be used as a substitute for a first aid course or sound medical advice from a doctor."

Local 24 Hour Call Services
Mayo Clinic's First Aid
Active First Aid Online
- Australia's official EMT First Aid book.
Nemours' First Aid & Safety
From prenatal through adolescence. Includes: Emergencies/What to do; Home Safety & First Aid; Safety Away From Home; Outdoors & Seasonal Safety.
NOAH: Home Safety & Injury Prevention
NOAH: Index to First Aid, Home & Family Safety
Choking/Suffocation
Learn CPR
Online illustrated guide for learning CPR with instructions for performing CPR on adults, children, and infants. Facts, links, and frequently asked questions about CPR are also included.
First Aid Booklets
Can be ordered from your Local Red Cross Chapter

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Environment

See Also: CBTL Environment - General Resources

Scorecard - your community!
From the Environmental Defense Fund: find environmental information about your community. Learn how bad the pollution is, where the toxic chemicals come from, what the health risks are, and what actions you can take, including how you can directly contact polluters in your area.

Environmental Working Group
This is a non-profit research site reporting all news, legislation, and related information regarding health and the environment. Go to this site for news and background on pesticides, other chemicals in food, farm subsidies, nuclear waste disposal, agriculture news and practices, and more.

PBS' NOW with Bill Moyers: Program "Kids & Chemicals"
Program transcript, links to health and environmental agencies by state, Environmental Protection Agency, information on waste, recycling, energy, shopping, etc. at Earth 911
EPA: Pesticides - Frequently asked Questions, news, and reference.

Environmental Resources for Tribes & Tribal Lands

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Food

FDA Food Safety & FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts

FoodSafety: Organisms of Concern
Includes fact sheets on bacteria, parasites, viruses and natural toxins describing the characteristics of each organism, where it is found, how it is transmitted, diseases it can cause, symptoms of disease, and advice on how to control the organism to prevent food diseases. Prepared by th UNC extension, also links to information provided by the CDC and FDA.

The Bad Bug Book - Handbook on foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural
toxins. This site brings together in one place the information from the Food & Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service, and the National Institutes of Health.

FoodSafety.gov / Consumer Advice Page
Information from various agencies of the federal government for consumers, kids, educators, and those in the food service industry. Breaking news about product recalls and warnings. Lists agencies for reporting illnesses or product complaints. Extensive and timely alerts and tips regarding the safety (or lack thereof) of particular foods and water safety and what to do to increase the chances of ingesting safe food and water. Links to online publications on food imports, food handling, foodborne pathogens, and contaminants.

Center for Science in the Public Interest
This site covers news, background, and facts on: health, nutrition, biotechnology, genetic engineering food, food safety, food content, food additives, antibiotic resistance, nutitrition and chemical quizzes, breaking news, etc.

USDA Nutrient Database
This new site (Aug. 2002) from the USDA offers more details about your favorite foods than the ones printed on the package label; providing a breakdown of dozens of fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and calories for more than 6,000 foods. The database lists 117 nutrient categories for each food, including tryptophan, retinol, glycine and others that are not typically included on food package labels. The data was collected from USDA researchers, food industry sources and other scientists. Consumers can look up their favorite foods ranging from cheese crackers to chicken patties, choose a serving size, and see details about the 117 nutrients. The many foods included range from brand-name breakfast cereals, candies and even ostrich and emu meat.

PBS' Frontline's Modern Meat
Excellent coverage on our meat today. E.coli, listeria, salmonella, growth hormones, widespread use of antibiotics, you name it, it's here.
Includes: Introduction / Industrial Meat / Know Your Meat / Is Your Meat Safe? / Evaluating the Inspection System / The Politics of Meat / Interviews / Consumer Web Resources

Grass Fed & Organic Gardening & Agriculture:
PBS Frontlines "Modern Meat" Consumer Web Resources
Grass Fed Beef Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
EatWild.com - Comprehensive site on organic, pasture raised meat.
The Organic Consumer's Association - includes: irradiation, hormones, pesticides, genetic engineering...
Weston A. Price Foundation - Research, education, and activism for restoring nutrient dense agriculture.
Librarians' Index to the Internet: Organic Gardening Sites
Don't Panic Eat Organic - Gateway to key sites on organic farming and gardening.

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Toxicology

Right to Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets
By the State of New Jersey, Right to Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets: over 2,000 hazardous substances. Constantly updated, each fact sheet (in .pdf file format) is listed by common name. Users can learn how to identify harmful chemicals, determine exposure, assess health hazards, and acquire emergency information, and more.

MSDS Info & Index
A Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are designed to provide both workers and emergency personnel with proper procedures for handling or working with a substance; info. includes: physical data, toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill/leak procedures, etc.

Vermont Safety Information Resources, Inc.
From the University of Vermont, keyword search (company and chemical) their Material Safety Data Sheet archive under the "Online Library" section. For a list of other key safety websites ranging from business, industrial, nuclear, occupational, and product safety, see the "Safety Hotlists" under "Other Safety Websites."

ToxFAQs (ATSDR)
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Summaries about hazardous substances excerpted from the ATSDR Toxicological Profiles and Public Health Statements. Each fact sheet serves as a quick and easy to understand guide. Answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about exposure to hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites and the effects of exposure on human health.

OSHA / Local Offices - Occupational Safety & Health Administration

OSH.NET
Created and maintained on a for-profit basis by WorkCare, this metasite offers over 1,300 links to occupational safety and health information and resources. The heart of the site is the Health & Safety Index, which lists sites by topic in fourteen categories. Some, links are briefly annotated, and banner ads exist. Other content includes feature articles, a FAQ, an internal search engine, a bulletin board, employment postings, and a free newsletter.

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