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New NIH Web Site Provides Information on Chemical Emergencies

Aug 09, 2011

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a new resource and web site on responding to chemical emergencies.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a new resource and web site on responding to chemical emergencies. The web site, Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM), will enable first responders, first receivers, other healthcare providers, and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving chemicals. It will also provide a comprehensive, user friendly, web-based resource that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the internet is not accessible. CHEMM was produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Planning and Emergency Operations, in cooperation with the National Library of Medicine, Division of Specialized Information Services, and many medical, emergency response, toxicology, and other types of experts. For more information, click here.