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Medical Health -- Toxins and Toxicity

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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): Cholinesterase Inhibitors Including Insecticides and Chemical Warfare Nerve Agents

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/cholinesterase/cover_page.html
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/
View Resource Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM): Stoddard Solvent Toxicity

Stoddard solvent is a petroleum distillate fraction containing C7?C12 hydrocarbons. It consists primarily of straight-chain and branched-chain alkanes and cycloalkanes; it may contain up to 20% a...

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/stoddard/
View Resource Case Studies in Environmetal Medicine (CSEM): Radon Toxicity

In the United States, indoor radon exposure might result in 7,000-30,000 lung cancer deaths annually. Radon might be second only to smoking as a cause of lung cancer, and the combination of...

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/radon/
View Resource Eco-Logical: “Jaws V: Angry But Enfeebled”

An article on water pollution effects on animals, humans, plants, and ecosystems.

http://www.grinningplanet.com/2006/12-05/water-pollution-eff...
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