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Review of Publications


Accidentes químicos: Aspectos relativos a la salud. Guía para la preparación y respuesta

PAHO has published this guide was produced in collaboration with representatives from several international organizations at the workshop Health Aspects of Chemical Accidents which took place in 1993 in Utrech, Netherlands.

This publication contains three guideline documents: Guía General, Guías Prácticas and Síntesis: Acciones Esenciales. The Guía General is directed at decision-makers and authorities for developing appropriate policies for prevention, preparation and response to chemical accidents. The Guías Prácticas is a more detailed and technical approach to response and preparedness geared toward the operational sector. The third part: Síntesis: Acciones Esenciales is a summary list of the basic measures needed to plan and execute prevention and preparation and response. Two annexes and an extensive bibliography complete the publication.

We encourage you to download the full-text document (in PDF) from our web site: Order a hard copy by e-mail from or fax: (202) 775-4578. Available only in Spanish.

CRID Publishes New Bibliographies

Even though CRID's database, DESASTRES, can be accessed through the Internet, the Center continues to publish Bibliodes and Desindex to increase usage of the database by those who have difficulties accessing the Internet. Desindex No. 6 contains references to 1500 documents which may searched using the available indexes. There are a limited number of copies available for organizations, libraries and documentation centers.

Edition No. 26 of Bibliodes, titled "The Prevention of Disasters Begins with Information", includes bibliographic references related to the themes of communication methods, information systems, Geographic Information Systems, Telemedicine and Telecommunications.

To receive Bibliodes or Desindex, contact CRID (see page 8) or search the database online at: