Richmond Instruction: Toxicological Resources class

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
Conference Room C, C-136
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Building P, Richmond, CA


RSVP by Monday, October 12th to Michael Sholinbeck at or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.


Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

Do you:

* Want to find basic information on substances, such as properties, manufacturing & use, or methods of analysis?

* Need to find literature and data on pesticides, drugs, industrial chemicals, or other substances?

* Want to explore relationships between job tasks, exposure to toxic agents, and health effects?

* Want to learn about a tool to assist first responders at hazardous material incidents?

* Want to know the potential toxic effects of the ingredients in common household products, from shampoo to brake fluid?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Toxicological Resources class!

Topics covered will include:

1. Online peer-reviewed databases with basic information on substances
2. Using bibliographic databases to find journal articles on chemicals, drugs, additives, etc.
3. Job-related exposures and their health effects
4. How to find out what?s in common household products

and more.

Class Objective:
To introduce or remind CDPH staff of freely available, quality toxicological resources. These resources cover topics such as physical & chemical properties of substances, methods of analysis, occupational exposure, policy & regulatory information, and tracking environmental releases of substances, as well as researching the toxic/adverse effects of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other substances.

These training sessions are free to CDPH staff. A certificate of completion will be available for those who attend the class.

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available here.