Have you ever wondered what kinds of toxins or hazards you or a loved one may be exposed to at work? If you are concerned with health hazards in the workplace, Haz-Map is a resource for you to consider. Haz-Map, provided by the National Library of Medicine’s Information Services Division, contains information about potential occupational health hazards. The system allows its contents to be searched and browsed in a number of ways. From the home page, you can search or browse by ‘agent’, ‘disease’ or ‘job’. These options help its users to navigate it easily without much difficulty. Available information includes disease types, common adverse effects from these diseases, and symptoms. You can simply select a job type, and it will give you a list of related diseases associated with that field. With information applicable to both the general public and researchers and clinicians, you don’t need to be a research specialist to navigate this site, so give it a try!
<submitted by David Guerra>