Chemicals Identified in Human Biological Media.
NIOSH 1982 Apr:288-293
A program called Chemicals Identified in Human Biological Media was described, and recent achievements in the program were discussed. The programs was developed to provide a centralized source of human body burden data. This data base contained information taken from the world literature dating back to 1974. Sixty periodicals were regularly searched for articles with data appropriate for inclusion. Nearly 3800 documents had been selected and 1500 entered into the base. Appropriate articles included those that contain data on tissue and body fluid concentrations of various chemicals. Of the documents in the database, about 10 percent related to pesticides, 40 percent to metals and 30 percent to drugs. Data included were in the form of bibliographic, numeric, and textual types. About 30 fields were present for one entry, each containing specific information from the source document. The second annual report of this project was distributed in January of 1981 containing over 1900 records, to over 800 individuals and institutions. The database could be searched by various means. It was possible that this would become an online searchable system in the future.
Information-systems; Information-retrieval-systems; Information-processing; Tissue-distribution; Body-fluids; Body-distribution; Blood-analysis; Environmental-contamination;
Proceedings of the Second NCI/EPA/NIOSH Collaborative Workshop: Progress on Joint Environmental and Occupational Cancer Studies, September 9-11, 1981, Rockville, Maryland