American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), 6, 17, 25, 32, 49, 115, 118-119, 123, 134, 309

see also Toxic Exposure Surveillance System

certification of centers, 2, 15-16, 26, 84, 127-129, 130, 160

cost-effectiveness/cost-benefit analysis, 137, 142-170

definition of poisoning, 34-35

ethnic diversity issues, 208

funding for centers, 312

historical perspectives, 83, 90, 91, 92, 97-98, 100

incidence data, 48, 90, 91-92, 98, 184-190

public education efforts, 209, 210-212, 219, 234

quality assurance, 127-128, 130

telephone services, 113

American Board of Applied Toxicology, 127

American Board of Medical Specialists, 84, 128, 130

American Board of Medical Toxicology, 83, 128

American College of Emergency Physicians, 83

American Medical Association, 80-81, 86, 230

American Nurses Association, 230

American Pharmacists Association, 80-81, 230

Animals, poisoning of, 110, 119, 144, 165, 186

Animals, venomous, see Insect/snake bites

Anthrax, 25, 46, 99, 114, 132, 133

Antidotes, 120

poison control centers, 112, 114, 116, 134, 205, 213, 281

stockpiles, 132, 134

Arizona, 214

Arsenic, 117, 134-135, 177

Aspirin, 99, 204

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 33, 276

A Su Salud, 208, 215

B

Behavioral Risk Factor Examination Survey, 182, 199

Biological and chemical terrorism, 3, 5, 7-8

see also Mass poisonings

anthrax, 25, 46, 99, 114, 132, 133

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 85, 114-115

committee methodology, 2, 26, 33

committee recommendations, 9, 305, 309

Department of Homeland Security, 134, 282, 285, 288, 298

funding for response services, 14, 85

Haddon Matrix, 203

historical perspectives, 85, 99

poison control centers, 9-10, 25, 35, 37, 85, 99, 100, 107, 114-115, 116, 127, 132-133, 278-282

Poison Prevention and Control System (proposed), 12, 26, 35, 37, 38, 309

Block grants, 14, 15, 92-93, 147, 148, 311

Maternal and Child Health Block Grants, 11-12, 98, 276, 283, 285-286, 308

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 299-300

Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 181, 198

C

California, 7, 31, 36, 113, 143, 214, 215

Canada, 212

Case series studies, 119, 191

see also Medical examiners/coroners

Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 181, 198

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, 294

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 12

see also National Center for Health Statistics

Behavioral Risk Factor Examination Survey, 182, 199

biological and chemical terrorism, 85, 114-115

epidemiology, 18, 48, 176, 316-317

human costs of poisoning, 19

National Center for Environmental Health, 189, 289-290

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 18, 196, 291, 316-317



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