[ RadSafe ] NLM/HSDB: Ionizing Radiation Information Added

james.g.barnes at att.net james.g.barnes at att.net
Thu Nov 2 22:08:50 CST 2006

Dear all;

This was recently posted to another list that I follow.

Would be interested in knowing who performed the peer review of the material.

Jim Barnes

National Library of Medicine 
Hazardous Substances Data Bank 

NLM Resource Update: HSDB Ionizing Radiation Series Added 

A record for ionizing radiation and a series of specific radionuclide 
records have been added to NLM's Hazardous Substances Data Bank/HSDB 

Ionizing radiation 
(http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/f?./temp/~7Rcl4F:1) may 
result from unstable atomic nuclei or from high energy electron 
transitions. It includes electromagnetic radiation (e.g., gamma rays 
and X-rays) as well as particles (e.g., alpha particles, beta 
particles, high-speed neutrons, high-speed electrons, high-speed 
protons, etc.) 

HSDB is part of the National Library of Medicine's TOXNET system. It 
focuses on the toxicology of about 5,000 potentially hazardous 
chemicals, and is enhanced with information on human exposure, 
industrial hygiene, emergency handling procedures, environmental fate, 
regulatory requirements, and related areas. 

Records are added to HSDB on a scheduled basis. They are peer reviewed 
by the HSDB Scientific Review Panel of outside experts 

Further information about HSDB can be found in the National Library of 
Medicine's HSDB Fact Sheet at 

Gary N. Greenberg, MD MPH Sysop / Moderator Occ-Env-Med-L MailList 
Univ. N. Carolina School Public Health & Duke Univ. Med. Ctr. 
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