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  • Physical Agent Disorders News at Doctor's Guide
    5 star rating Daily medical industry news briefs, drug announcements, and research developments. PSL Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Biodefense Quarterly at Johns Hopkins
    4 star rating Quarterly updates, short articles and fact sheets on bioterrorism and appropriate management and medical response, 1999-present. Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies.
  • Medical News Today - Aid / Disasters News
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • Medical News Today - Bio-terrorism / Terrorism News
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • Science Daily News - Wilderness Medicine
    2 star rating News releases regarding medical research developments from universities, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and other scientific institutions. These announcements present new discoveries in therapeutics and disease management. ScienceDaily Magazine.

Full Text / MultiMedia

  • AAFP Bioterrorism Response Resources for Medical Professionals
    5 star rating Provides clinicians with information, fact sheets, and tools for the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses resulting from bioterrorism attacks. The site offers streaming video presentations, patient handouts, selected links, news updates, and updated literature from various federal agencies. American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Biological Warfare and its Cutaneous Manifestations
    5 star rating Discusses the history and background of biological weapons and reviews agents that cause cutaneous disease. Authored by T.W. McGovern, and G.W. Christopher, LTC, of the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense and presented online by the Internet Dermatology Society, Inc.
  • Bioterrorism Fact Sheets at Johns Hopkins University
    5 star rating Fact sheets, recommendations and meeting summaries review the public health and medical issues related to biological agents that could be deployed as weapons in a civilian community. Johns Hopkins University, Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies.
  • eMedicine Wilderness Emergencies
    5 star rating An on-line medical reference which includes short articles directed to medical professionals and consumers regarding the management of environmental injuries such as bites, stings, head injuries, CPR, chocking, seaweed dermatitis, etc.
  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    4 star rating Free full text journal articles made available by the publisher. Change the year in the search window for alternate years.
  • Environmental Health & Safety at University of Florida
    2 star rating Presents reports, programs and full text documents related to occupational medicine, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, biologic materials, diving safety, and hazardous materials. Presented by the University of Florida Environmental Health & Safety Department.
  • Protection of Human Environment at WHO
    2 star rating A catalog of documents related to ionizing & UV radiation, electromagnetic fields, noise, air, water, food safety, occupational health, sanitation, and chemicals. World Health Organization, Geneva.

Bites and Stings



  • The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy: Poisoning, Bites and Stings
    5 star rating A hypertext presentation of the world's most widely used medical text which covers prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and laboratory tests, treatment and complications. Merck, Inc.
  • eMedicine - Biochemical Warfare
    5 star rating Constantly-updated and carefully-edited online multimedia textbooks in various specialties. This web project presents disease synopses with clinical and physical findings, etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, differential diagnosis, and treatment options. Emedicine offers post-tests for CME credit; a typical fee is $7.50 per credit hour. Emedicine, Inc. Fee registration.
  • Emergency Medicine - Environmental Articles
    5 star rating Constantly-updated and carefully-edited online multimedia textbooks in various specialties. This web project presents disease synopses with clinical and physical findings, etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, differential diagnosis, and treatment options. Emedicine offers post-tests for CME credit; a typical fee is $7.50 per credit hour. Emedicine, Inc. Fee registration.
  • Medical Aspects Of Chemical And Biological Warfare
    5 star rating A textbook that covers patient triage, field management, defense techniques, historic aspects, specific chemical and biologic agents, and the short and long-term health effects of exposures. Published in 1997 by the Office of The Surgeon General Department of the Army, United States of America Editor in Chief Brigadier General Russ Zajtchuk, MC, U.S. Army. PDF format.
  • Merck Manual: Physical Agents Disorders
    5 star rating A hypertext presentation of the most widely used medical text which covers symptoms, common clinical procedures, and laboratory tests of disorders related to physical disorders. Merck, Inc.
  • The Medical Implications of Nuclear War
    5 star rating A textbook published in 1986 by the Institute of Medicine. National Academy Press.
  • USAMRIID's Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook
    5 star rating A reference for health care providers that offers basic summary and treatment information, specific therapies, and prophylactic regimens on anthrax, brucellosis, glanders and melioidosis, plague, Q Fever, tularemia, viral agents, smallpox, venezuelan equine encephalitis, viral hemorrhagic fevers, biological toxins, botulinum, ricin, staphylococcal enterotoxin B, T-2 mycotoxins. PDF format. Fourth Edition February 2001. The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Fort Detrick, Maryland.
  • Medical Aspects of Harsh Environments (2002)
    4 star rating Discusses medical considerations with respect to mountain environments, high altitudes, and conditions below sea level. Includes researched information and illustrations on human adaptation to these harsh environments and the physical, cognitive, and psychological effects of exposure. Addresses the medical aspects of several special environments: aboard ships at sea, the hyperbaric world of diving, supersonic aviation, spaceflight, and chemical-biological protective suits. Publisher: Department of the Army, Office of The Surgeon General, Borden Institute. 2002: 595 p.; ill.
  • NATO Handbook On The Medical Aspects Of NBC Defensive Operations
    4 star rating Provides a guide for medical officers on the medical aspects of Nuclear Biologic and Chemical warfare. Departments of The Army, The Navy, and the Air Force, February 1996.
  • Navy Medical Surveillance Procedures Manual
    4 star rating A manual that addresses appropriate medical screening examinations for the military environment. Includes coverage of chemical and physical stressors and special examinations for occupations with health risk. 7th edition, 2001, published by the Navy Environmental Health Center.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    5 star rating Includes information about the College, membership information, press releases, news, position statements, guidelines, publications, CE courses, events, conferences, and a career center.
  • International Society of Doctors for the Environment
    5 star rating ISDE's website includes membership information, news and activities, upcoming events and conferences, publications, a directory of member organizations, and the full text of the "Primer on International Environment and Health Politics".
  • Medscape Bioterrorism Resource Center
    5 star rating A collection of news, consensus statements, clinician polls, commentaries, conference summaries, a discussion board, and articles on bioterrorism and anthrax.
  • National Center for Environmental Health
    5 star rating Reports, publications, programs and activities of the Center. Cover topics such as biological, chemical and radiological exposure, emergency and environmental health services, environmental hazards, child development, radiation studies, international emergency and refugee health, employment & training. Includes Kids' version. In English and Spanish. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention.
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    5 star rating Presents facts about environment-related diseases and health risks, reports of projects and scientific research, news and events, community outreach programs and centers, grants and contracts, employment and training, kids page. Searchable.
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response at CDC
    5 star rating In-depth articles regarding public health aspects of the disease threat from biological and chemical agents. Includes well maintained links. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • American Academy of Environmental Medicine
    4 star rating The AAEM website includes membership information, a membership directory, meetings, courses, and publications. Searchable.
  • Association of Occupational & Environmental Clinics
    4 star rating Includes membership information, news, and a Lending Library with an extensive collection of course outlines, handouts, slides, videotapes and other types of publications, a list of residency programs and electives in OEM, directory of pediatric environmental health specialty units, AOEC exposure codes, and the AOEC newsletter, 1995-present.
  • Bioterrorism Response from the AAFP
    4 star rating A web site that provides information for physicians on the diagnosis and management of illnesses resulting from bioterrorism attacks: video presentations, patient handouts, and news updates. The American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Project
    4 star rating Examines topics including weapons destruction technologies, the utility of export controls, terrorism involving chemical and biological weapons, and the status of chemical and biological weapons programs in various countries. The Carnegie Corporation of New York has been the principal funder of the project.
  • Environmental Health Information Services
    4 star rating EHIS's website presents environews, a calendar of events, grand rounds in environmental medicine, publications and reports, career opportunities. Searchable. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and The National Toxicology Program.
  • Environmental Protection Agency - Human Health
    4 star rating Topic reviews and research project descriptions on pollution effects on the human body, children's health, dietary exposures, monitoring of environmental quality, and human exposure to contaminants in the air, land, and water.
  • Pan American Health Organization
    4 star rating The homepage for this international public health agency that works to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. Includes press releases, reports, and country health profiles that focus on health services, vaccines, and technologies.
  • United Nations Environment Programme
    4 star rating Presents international programs and activities, publications, standards, conventions, links to other UNEP units and programs. In English and French. United Nations, Geneva.
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
    3 star rating News, publications, training courses, links to educational resources, meetings and conference proceedings, H&S internet directory, discussion group, facts sheets on biological hazards, and a large collection of OSH information from Canadian federal, provincial & territorial governments. Searchable.
  • Environment, Safety and Health from the Department of Energy
    2 star rating News updates, reports of current studies and public health initiatives, policies, standards, regulatory documents, a calendar of events, community resources, outreach programs, an ES & H professionals locator. Full text documents are available- some are in PDF format. Searchable. Office of Environment, Safety and Health, U.S.Department of Energy.
  • Occupational & Environmental Medicine Associations at Medbioworld
    2 star rating A comprehensive directory of weblinks for associations in this specialty.
  • UV Office of Environmental Health & Safety
    2 star rating This University of Virginia office website posts documents regarding its policies, procedures, guidelines, safety programs, and laboratory safety.
  • National Association of Physicians for the Environment
    1 star rating Includes news, publications, UV index, environment/health directory, educational materials, brochures & multimedia, links to other web resources. The Association ceased operations in 2000. This site is supervised by the Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement.

Practice Guidelines / FAQs

  • ACOEM Position Statements and Guidelines
    5 star rating Includes position statements on various environmental issues such as multiple chemical sensitivities, medical surveillance in the workplace, radon exposure, pesticides and children, etc. The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
  • Disorders of Environmental Origin Practice Guidelines from NGC
    5 star rating Structured summaries of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines drawn from well-regarded organizations. Users can compare competing guidelines' target populations, review methods, and quality of evidence. Links to full text. The National Guideline Clearinghouse is hosted by the U.S. Government Agency for Health Care Policy and Research and supported by the American Medical Association and others
  • Guidelines for Employee Health Services in Health Care Facilities
    2 star rating Contains guidelines for providing employee health services in health care facilities. Approved April 1998. American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.


  • CDC Environmental Medicine Continuing Medical Education
    5 star rating CME credit for reading and completing a post test based on online case studies in environmental medicine. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • ATS Environmental & Occupational Clinical Cases
    3 star rating Case presentations of environmental and occupational clinical cases that focus on respiratory and critical care medicine. American Thoracic Society.
  • EnviroDx On The Web
    3 star rating Multimedia case-focused learning program on environmental-related diseases. Includes a short overview of environmental medicine. Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah.


  • CMEList Online CME Sites - Bioterrorism
    5 star rating A searchable, well-annotated, and constantly-updated directory of web links to online CME opportunities. The directory entries include credit hours, sponsors, cost, lecture format, target audience, and accrediting organization. Bernard Sklar, MD, MS.

Patient Education

  • Medem Occupational and Environmental Health
    5 star rating A large collection of patient education handouts and fact sheets from various medical organizations, institutes, and societies. Searchable. Medem, Inc.
  • NOAH Environmental Health
    4 star rating A collection of links to web resources related to environmental health: air pollution, asbestos, mites, sick building syndrome, pesticides, water quality, toxins and pesticides, carbon monoxide, etc. "New York Online Access to Health" is supported, in part, by the Metropolitan New York Library Council.
  • Biological Hazards from CCOHS
    3 star rating Fact sheets on biological hazards in the workplace such as anthrax, hepatitis, Lyme disease, etc. from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.
  • American Council on Science and Health
    2 star rating Provides news, press releases, editorials and short articles on issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, fitness, environment and health. Elizabeth M. Whelan, Sc.D.,MPH.


  • Environmental Health & Safety Resources
    4 star rating Presents a large collection of links to web resources on environmental & occupational health, safety, and risk management. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
  • Children's Environmental Health Data Sources
    3 star rating Resource Guide on Children's Environmental Health. Provides information on child-related environmental hazards and environmentally related child health issues. Includes links to bibliographic and research databases, surveys, survey analyses, directories, information on chemicals, products, pollution, child health status, nutrition, hotlines, etc.
  • Duke Occupational & Environmental Medicine
    3 star rating Contains a collection of links to web resources regarding environmental and occupational health, clinical toxicology, and safety regulations. Duke University Medical Center.
  • Health, Environment & Work
    3 star rating A searchable directory of weblinks on educational resources related to occupational and environmental health and medicine: FAQs, commentaries, interactive tutorials, etc. Maintained by Raymond Agius, Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Manchester Medical School.
  • Directory of Sites in Occupational & Environmental Health
    2 star rating A categorized collection of links. Includes journals, societies, resources & directories, governmental and educational sites. Raymond Agius, University of Edinburgh.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Directory at University of Edinburgh
    2 star rating A collection of links to OEH related tutorials, courswork, and web sites. Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Educational Materials

  • Bioterrorism Articles from AMA
    5 star rating REG A large collection of full text articles related to bioterrorism preparedness and response; includes epidemiologic investigations, recommendations and guidelines, historical perspectives, and selected articles and updates on anthrax, ebola, brucella, smallpox, tularemia and plague. Fee registration. American Medical Association.
  • Bioterrorism Resources at ACP
    4 star rating A directory of free, full text articles, fact sheets, and original documents that offers physicians essential knowledge for responding to the bioterrorism threat. Includes therapeutic recommendations, psychological resources, and contact information for FBI and Public Health officials. Maintained by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.
  • Health Effects Notebook for Hazardous Air Pollutants
    2 star rating Health effects fact sheets listed alphabetically by chemical name. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


  • CDC's Clinician Information Line 877-554-4625
    4 star rating A phone hotline, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, staffed by registered nurses who address emergency preparedness concerns and answer specific questions about emerging diseases. The nurses have access to the latest CDC guidelines and information. Centers for Disease Control.
  • Occ-Env-Med-L Internet Mail-list
    2 star rating A forum for clinicians and public health professionals for academic discussion, announcements, and dissemination of text files. Incudes archives. Duke University Medical Center .
  • Occenvmed UK
    2 star rating A discussion forum for practitioners of occupational and environmental medicine and occupational health. Searchable archives.

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