Richmond Instruction: Toxicological Resources class

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 10:00am-11:00am
Building C, Room 136
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA


RSVP by Monday, January 9th 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 and 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!

Some of the 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

Class Objective:

To introduce or remind CDPH staff of freely available, quality toxicological resources. These resources cover topics such as physical and chemical properties of substances, methods of analysis, occupational exposure, policy and 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 online for you so that you can plan ahead.