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Also read A Small Dose of Solvents, our introductory chapter on solvents from the book A Small Dose of Toxicology.

External Resources on Solvents

European, Asian, and International Agencies

• United Nations Office on Drugs Control and Crime (UNODC). Online: < > (accessed: 16 April 2009).

North American Agencies

• US Department of Labor - Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Online: <> (accessed: 16 April 2009).
This site has extensive information on solvents in the workplace.

• US Agency for Toxic Substance Disease Registry (ATSDR). Online: <> (accessed: 16 April 2009).
Site contains fact sheets and case studies on many common solvents.

• US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Online: <> (accessed: 16 April 2009).
Site contains information on inhalants and solvents as drugs of abuse.

• US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Ozone Layer Depletion - Alternatives / SNAP: < > (accessed: 16 April 2009).
Site has comprehensive information on alternatives to ozone and other solvents for products and processes.

• US National Library of Medicine. Tox Town - Solvents. Online: (accessed: 16 April 2009).
Information on situations where exposure may occur, from city to farm to workplace.

• US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Organic Solvents. Online: (accessed: 16 April 2009).
Excellent information on a wide range of solvents.

Non-Government Organizations

• Anesthesia Nursing & Medicine. Online: <> (accessed: 16 April 2009).
Site has in-depth information on the history and current practice of anesthesia.

• American Lung Association. Solvents in the Workplace. Online: (accessed: 16 April 2009).
General information on the health effects of solvents in the workplace.

• The Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology. Online: <> (accessed: 16 April 2009).
The objective of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology is to collect and preserve literature and equipment pertaining to anesthesiology and to make available to the anesthesiology community, others in the medical profession and the public the most comprehensive educational, scientific and archival resources in anesthesiology

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