- Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM)
Series of self-instructional publications designed to increase primary care providers' knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients. From the U. S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
- Arsenic Toxicity Case Study
Monograph discussing the potential environmental and occupational sources of arsenic exposure, its physiological effects, and treatment protocols.
- Stoddard Solvent Toxicity Case Study
Overview of the health effects of exposure to Stoddard Solvent, a petroleum distillate commonly used in dry cleaning, metal degreasing, and painting. Includes symptoms of acute exposure and treatment options.
- Benzene Toxicity Case Study
Describes the major exposure routes for benzene, factors contributing to its toxicity, and evaluation and treatment protocols.
- Chromium Toxicity Case Study
Discusses the risks associated with chromium compounds, clinical evaluation, treatments for acute and chronic exposures, and more.
- Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Case Study
Discusses the carcinogenic effects of PCBs, environmental and occupational exposure pathways, common signs of exposure, laboratory evaluation, and treatment.
- Trichloroethylene Toxicity Case Study
Offers information about the health effects of trichloroethylene (TCE), an industrial solvent and contaminant. Includes sections on clinical and laboratory evaluation plus treatment options for TCE toxicity.
- Radon Toxicity Case Study
Discusses the health issues surrounding radon exposure including the synergism between radon and cigarette smoking, radon detection and mitigation in homes, and more.
- Environmental Triggers of Asthma
Discusses the role environmental factors play in the etiology, triggering, and exacerbation of asthma.
- Iodine 131 Case Study
Offers information on human exposure to radioactive iodine, diagnostic evaluation of a thyroid nodule in patients, and the prophylactic use of potassium iodine (KI) after an I-131 exposure.
- Nitrate/Nitrite Toxicity Case Study
Explains the incidence of methemoglobinemia in cases of contamination of drinking water by nitrates and nitrites, clinical and laboratory evaluation, and and treatment issues.
- Toluene Toxicity Case Study
Explains the major exposure route for toluene, factors that contribute to toluene poisoning, evaluation and treatment protocols for persons exposed to the chemical, and more.
- Asbestos Toxicity Case Study
Features information on the risks of asbestos exposure, its effects on the body, clinical evaluation of symptoms of asbestos-induced conditions, and management.