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Monday, 30th August 2010

Science: Database Update: National Library of Medicine Adds Crude Oil and Dispersant Records to the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)

From the Announcement:

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services has added crude oil and dispersant records to the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB).

In response to the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill, the HSDB development team and the HSDB Scientific Review Panel (SRP) compiled and reviewed data for crude oil, Corexit 9500, and Corexit 9527 records. Although many dispersants exist, the two selected were most widely used during recent oil clean up efforts in the United States Gulf area and are on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list of authorized dispersants for use on the National Contingency Plan (NCP) Product Schedule.

The HSDB records include data on human health effects, animal toxicity studies, environmental fate and exposure, and hazard information.

The Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) is One of the Databases That Make Up NLM's TOXNET

Source: Specialized Information Services, National Library of Information

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