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Browse by categories.

Browse alphabetically.

Find all occupational diseases linked to an agent.

Find all agents linked to an occupational disease.

Find agents by adverse effects and/or processes.

Find diseases by jobs and/or symptoms.

Do a text search to find information.

Explore other features.

Search TOXNET.

Browse by categories.

bulletClick “By Types of Agents” or “By Types of Diseases”. 
bulletNavigate forward or backward by clicking the hyperlinks or the Go-Back button of your browser. 

Browse alphabetically.

bulletBrowse all the tables by alphabetical listing of the records. Agent records have a special sort order. For example, o-Anisidine appears in "A", not in "O".

Find all occupational diseases linked to an agent.

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For example, find the agent record “Asbestos,” and scroll down to “Diseases” to see all occupational diseases linked to this agent.

Find all agents linked to an occupational disease.

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For example, find the disease record “Neuropathy, toxic,” and scroll down to see all the agents known to cause this disease after occupational exposure.

Find agents by adverse effects and/or processes.

bulletSearch by *Adverse Effects: You can search for all agents that have one or more potential adverse effects. For example, view all agents that can cause methemoglobinemia. 
bulletSearch by Industrial Processes: Search by process name listed alphabetically in the drop-down list.
bulletSearch by Adverse Effects and Processes: Search by both to find all agents associated with both the adverse effect and the process.

*There is a distinction between the broader Adverse Effects (health effects in animal experiments, poisoning cases after ingestion, or exposed workers) and the more narrow Occupational Diseases (health effects after occupational exposure).

Find diseases by jobs and/or symptoms.

bulletSearch by Jobs: Find diseases related to a job by selecting a job from the pull-down menu. 
bulletSearch by Symptoms: Find diseases from their symptoms by checking the symptoms grouped by organ systems. 
bulletSearch by Jobs and Symptoms: By selecting both a job and a symptom, you can find diseases related to both, for example, to all diseases related to both carpenters and cough

Do a text search to find information.

bulletText search: Enter a query, and click on the Text Search icon. The query words will be searched in all Haz-Map text fields.
bulletSearch by agent, disease or job: To query by Agent Name, Disease Name, or Job Name, enter your query, and click on the Agent, Disease, or Job icon. The search will make wild card matches. Multiple words enclosed in quotes (") will be treated as phrases in the search. 
bulletSpecial features for chemical searching: If the search query is enclosed in quotes ("), only the primary record will be displayed. Otherwise, other records that contain the words or word fragments in the name or synonym fields will be listed after the primary record. You can also find a chemical by its CAS Registry Number. 

Explore other features.

bulletOn the display page for Agents, click the Field Name hyperlinks to see definitions in the Glossary. 
bulletIf an agent is also a “Class,” for example, POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS, click the Category to see all agents in that category.
bulletTo see all Classes, type “class” in the text box and click the agent icon.
bulletOn the display page for Diseases, a “Search PubMed” hyperlink finds all abstracts related to each occupational disease.

Search TOXNET.

bulletClick on this button to search all TOXNET databases. 
bulletYou can enter search words in the pop-up prompt box to make a search. 
bulletYou can also highlight a chunk of text on the page to launch a search. 

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