Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER), a service from the National Library of Medicine, has released a new version of its free system!
WISER is a mobile application that provides immediate information for first responders operating in hazardous material incident environments. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression guidance.
This new version includes:
- A new tool for viewing custom sets and combinations of chemicals.
- An enhanced overview of the resulting potential hazards.
- Additional support materials, as well as a set of new reagents and chemicals, including Crude Oil and the Corexit 9500 and Corexit 9527 dispersants.
- Data updates based on the latest information from the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs).
To access the WISER tool, simply download from http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov/register.html or the Apple iTunes store.