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The Risk Assessment Information System Education Feature ASHG announces DNA Day essay contest winner Rachel Gleyzer, a tenth grade student at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, N.J., took first place this year in the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) ninth Annual DNA Day Essay Contest. Her essay explored the role genetics and the environment play in absolute pitch (AP), a person's ability to accurately and instantly identify a musical tone's pitch. The USA Science and Engineering Festival is coming! The USA Science & Engineering Festival is a national grassroots effort to advance STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Read about NHGRI's past events for the Science Festival Highlights National DNA Day 2014 Today is National DNA Day! National DNA Day is a unique day when students, teachers and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics! Apply for NHGRI-ASHG's new education fellowship for genetics professionals

Published OECD SIDS initial assessments of HPV chemicals Key Documents OECD Existing Chemicals Database eChemPortal Other Websites and Databases Data Ownership Key Documents When a chemical or chemical category has been agreed by OECD member countries, several final documents are available to the public: The OECD-generated profile (called either the Screening Information Dataset (SIDS) Initial Assessment Profile (SIAP) or the Initial Targeted Assessment Profile (ITAP)) contains brief summaries of SIDS endpoints as well as the major conclusions of the hazard assessment. See the Manual for the Assessment of Chemicals for information on the process of gathering information, testing and assessing chemicals and chemical categories in the Cooperative Chemicals Assessment Programme, offers additional search capabillities and contains several useful lists and reports for easy viewing. OECD Existing Chemicals Database eChemPortal Other Websites and Databases UNEP Chemicals European Commission Japan's Chemical Substances Control Law Data Ownership

National Center for Biotechnology Information Environment: Our Assumptions About What Causes Chronic Diseases Could Be Wrong August 8, 2007 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. This story is reprinted from OnEarth magazine and was written by Laura Wright, the senior editor. Martha Herbert, a pediatric neurologist at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital, studies brain images of children with autism. She was lactose intolerant, and foods containing gluten always seemed to upset her stomach. Herbert has seen many young children who've had a dozen or more ear infections by the time they made their way through her door, and many others -- "gut kids" -- with chronic diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems, including severe food allergies. During the course of the little girl's appointment, Herbert learned that the child's father was a computer scientist -- a bioinformatist no less, someone trained to crunch biological data and pick out patterns of interest. RNA is extracted from the test tube, suspended in a solution, then poured over the gene chip.

ITER ITER is a free Internet database of human health risk values and cancer classifications for over 680 chemicals of environmental concern from multiple organizations worldwide. ITER is the only database that presents risk data in a tabular format for easy comparison, along with a synopsis explaining differences in data and a link to each organization for more information. Search Original ITER Search ITER on TOXNET ITER is currently available at its "Original ITER" location ( and is also available as part of the TOXNET compilation of databases ( The Risk Information Exchange (RiskIE) is a companion database to ITER. RiskIE is a database of notifications about a variety of human health risk assessment projects that are underway or recently completed.

Travel.State.Gov TERA Centres antipoison et de toxicovigilance En pratique, les CAPTV assurent : La réponse téléphonique à l’urgence fonctionnant 24h/24h. Ils ont ainsi un rôle d’information auprès du public et des professionnels de santé et apportent une aide par téléphone au diagnostic, à la prise en charge et au traitement des intoxications. La toxicovigilance, avec d’autres partenaires (c’est la surveillance des effets toxiques pour l’homme d’un produit, d’une substance ou d’une pollution aux fins de mener des actions d’alerte, de prévention, de formation et d’information). L’expertise toxicologique. Il existe actuellement 13 centres (uniquement en métropole), se répartissant en 10 Centres Antipoison et de Toxicovigilance (CAPTV) assurant une réponse téléphonique à l’urgence et 3 Centres de Toxicovigilance (CTV). Numéros de téléphone des CAPTV assurant la réponse à l’urgence 24h / 24 : Des médecins des CAPTV assurent une réponse téléphonique d’urgence, 24h / 24 et 7 jours / 7 : Numéros de téléphone des CTV : Que faire en cas d’intoxication ?

Related Plants List (for food allergy and intolerance identification) Jack Campin Version 14 (22 January 2008); the current version of this and related files can be obtained from my food intolerance and healthy eating page Introduction This is a list of plant groups - primarily food plants, with some medicinal plants and other species that people may come into close contact with - intended to assist people with food intolerances and allergies. Naming and Searching: To make these classifications precise, there is no avoiding scientific names - there are many totally unrelated plants with 'apple' in their common name, for example, and nobody is going to be allergic to all of them (allergies are caused by chemicals, not words). Classifications: Generally, the closer the relationship, the more likely two plants are to have similar chemistry and produce the same sort of allergic response. Uses: There are two intended uses for this information. Help Needed: This is not a complete reference and it never will be.

Sécurité et santé au travail : INRS Allergy and Infectious Diseases The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 60 years, NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and around the world. NIAID is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since 1984, Dr. Fauci has been the director of NIAID, where he oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria, and illness from potential agents of bioterrorism. Scientific Jobs Fellowship and Training Postdocs can browse current NIAID Postdoctoral Fellowship openings and apply to open positions online.

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The NIOSH Pocket Guide does not contain an analysis of all pertinent data, rather it presents key information and data in abbreviated or tabular form for chemicals or substance groupings (e.g. cyanides, fluorides, manganese compounds) that are found in the work environment. The information found in the NIOSH Pocket Guide should help users recognize and control occupational chemical hazards. Search the NIOSH Pocket Guide Enter search terms separated by spaces. Download the NIOSH Pocket Guide Download the NIOSH Pocket Guide CD-ROM as an ISO image file and create a disc with CD-ROM authoring software. Ordering Information To order free copies of the NIOSH Pocket Guide: Comments

CARSAT/CRAM, CGSS 15 CARSAT, la CRAMIF et 4 CGSS apportent appui et conseil aux entreprises sur les moyens techniques, organisationnels et humains à mettre en œuvre pour conduire leurs actions de prévention, avec sous certaines conditions des aides financières. Elles peuvent également aider à la mise en place de formations adaptées aux besoins. Paroles de préventeurs : Thierry Balannec, Ingénieur conseil régional, Carsat Bretagne – 3’56 Le réseau de l’Assurance maladie des risques professionnels est le contact direct des entreprises. Son objectif, via les Caisses régionales et les Caisses générales, est de réduire la survenue des accidents du travail et des maladies professionnelles. Ce réseau est un relais auprès des employeurs, des salariés et des services de santé au travail, pour notamment diffuser l’ensemble des supports d’information élaborés par l’INRS (brochures, affiches et films). Coordonnées des CARSAT, CRAM et CGSS

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