Database

Database Information Description

YES

NO, but USEFUL

NO, NOT USEFUL

Genetic Toxicology (GENE-TOX)

Data bank created by EPA with results from expert review of the scientific literature on chemicals tested for mutagenicity.

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132

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Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)

Factual database maintained by NLM focusing on the toxic effects, environmental fate, and safety and handling of hazardous chemicals. Includes human exposure, emergency medical treatment, and regulatory requirements data.

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140

16

Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)

EPA health risk and regulatory information on 590 chemicals; includes carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic risk assessment data.

57

137

27

Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

NIOSH file of toxic effects data on over 130,000 chemicals. Both acute and chronic effects are described, including data on skin and eye irritation, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, and reproductive consequences.

90

125

12

Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Series (TRI)

EPA files of annual estimated releases of toxic chemicals to the environment and amounts transferred to waste sites; includes information on facilities that manufacture, process, or use these chemicals

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114

77

Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Fact Sheets (TRIFACTS)

Health, ecological effects, safety, and handling information on most chemicals listed in the TRI database.

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150

49

Toxicology Information Online (TOXLINE and TOXLIT)

Bibliographic database with toxicology-related citations compiled from MEDLINE and 17 other sources including Chemical Abstracts, BIOSIS, and NIOSHTIC

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99

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