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View Resource Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) : Disease Clusters: An Overview

Cluster events are groupings of a particular disorder or a class of disorders that appear unusually frequent in a place. Busy clinicians are often expected to respond to patient inquiries about...

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/cluster/
View Resource Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) : Lead Toxicity

Children of all races and ethnic origins are at risk of lead toxicity throughout the U.S. Lead may cause irreversible neurological damage as well as renal disease, cardiovascular effects, and...

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/lead/pbcover_page2.html
View Resource Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) : Nitrate/Nitrite Toxicity

Nitrate toxicity is a preventable cause of methemoglobinemia. Infants younger than 4 months of age are at particular risk of nitrate toxicity from contaminated well water. The widespread use of...

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/nitrate/no3cover.html
View Resource Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) : Pediatric Environmental Health

Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, accompanied by changes in organ system functioning, metabolic capabilities, physical size, and behavior that can dramatically modify potential...

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/pediatric/
View Resource Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) : Tetrachloroethylene Toxicity

Tetrachloroethylene is used mainly as a solvent for dry cleaning and metal degreasing. Like most chlorinated solvents, tetrachloroethylene can cause central nervous system depression. Chronic...

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/pce/pcecover_page.html
View Resource Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) : Toluene Toxicity

Use of toluene is increasing, in part because of its popularity as a solvent replacement for benzene. Gasoline contains 5% to 7% toluene by weight, making toluene a common airborne contaminant in...

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/toluene/
View Resource Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) : Asbestos Toxicity

This educational case study document is one in a series of self-instructional publications designed to increase the primary care provider?s knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and t...

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/asbestos/cover2.html
View Resource Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) : Trichloroethylene Toxicity

Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a common industrial solvent and contaminant of hazardous waste sites, groundwater, and drinking water. TCE is a CNS depressant and a suspected hepatotoxin in...

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/tce/
View Resource Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM): Ethylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol Toxicity

This educational case study document is one in a series of self-instructional publications designed to increase the primary care provider?s knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and t...

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/egpg/
View Resource Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM): Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Toxicity

PCBs cause cancer in animals and are probably carcinogenic in humans (group 2A classification, International Agency for Research on Cancer). Recent evidence suggests that PCBs might also have...

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/pcb/
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