(From the MACMLA list ) Toni Yancey wrote:
A videocast<http://videocast.nih.gov/Summary.asp?File=15088> of the Hazardous Substances Data Bank Symposium, held May 6, 2009 at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, MD, is now available.
http://videocast.nih.gov/Summary.asp?File=15088 (Runtime 210 minutes)
“The Hazardous Substances Data Bank: Historical Aspects and Future Role as a Toxicology and Environmental Science Resource<http://videocast.nih.gov/Summary.asp?File=15088>” symposium was part of the commemoration of the 75th meeting of the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) Scientific Review Panel (SRP). It includes presentations on the history and current use of HSDB as well as an analysis of its data. The symposium also provides a discussion by a panel of experts from government and non-government organizations exploring future opportunities for HSDB data enhancement.
The Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) contains over 5,000 records of information on potentially hazardous chemicals including information on human exposure, industrial hygiene, emergency handling procedures, environmental fate, regulatory requirements, and related areas. HSDB is peer-reviewed by the SRP, a committee of experts in the major subject areas within the data bank’s scope.
Toni C Yancey
National Network of Libraries of Medicine/
Southeastern Atlantic Region
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Baltimore, MD 21201