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Conference Exhibit Schedule

SIS staff will be available at these meetings and conferences.

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Disaster Information Management Research Center


5/22/2014
WISER for Android 3.1 is now available

WISER's Help Identify Chemical capability is now available on the Android platform.

  • Identify and validate an unknown chemical based on the following criteria:
    • Physical properties of the substance gathered by observation or sensors
    • Signs and symptoms of victims of exposure
    • The ability to categorize a substance, such as a substance used in a meth lab or a flammable substance
    • Hazard values from NFPA 704 placards
    • Transportation identification, including DOT placards, type of road trailer, and type of rail car
  • Use WISER's protective distancemapping feature on your Android device:
    • Visualize the areas likely to beaffected during the first 30 minutes after a substance is spilled orreleased on a live map.
    • The Department of Transportation's Emergency ResponseGuidebook serves as the source of WISER's protective distance data

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Environmental Health & Toxicology


6/12/2014
TOXMAP beta now includes TRI 2012 data

TOXMAP beta now includes the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) 2012 National Analysis data.

2/10/2014
New Agents and Job Tasks added to Haz-Map

NLM updated Haz-Map with 481 new agents, including 23 agents causing occupational ashtma. Fifteen new hazardous job tasks linked to jobs and industries were also added in this update.

1/22/2014
HSDB record created for 4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol

A Hazardous Substances Data Bank record was created for 4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol, the chemical found in the January 2014 West Virginia Elk River chemical spill.

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General Announcements


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HIV/AIDS Information

6/10/2014
Customer Survey for the NLM HIV/AIDS Portal begun

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TOXNET and Beyond Class

TOXNET and Beyond Class Schedule

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News Archive

Visit the News Archive for earlier announcements.

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