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Internet Access to the National Library of Medicine's Toxicology and Environmental Health Databases
TABLE 1.1 Overview of the TOXNET Databases
Factual or Bibliographic
Results of carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor production, tumor inhibition studies
NLM, NIEHS, FDA, EPA
Literature on teratology and many aspects of reproductive toxicology
NLM, EPA, NIEHS
Literature since 1991 published on substances tested for genotoxic activity
NLM, EPA, NIEHS
Pre-1950 through 1991 literature on substances tested for genotoxic activity
Teratology literature from 1950–1989, continued by DART
Results from expert review of scientific literature on chemicals tested for mutagenicity
NLM (previously ATSDR)
Peer-reviewed summaries of the toxicology of potentially hazardous substances
EPA health risk and regulatory information, includes carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic risk assessment data
Toxic effects including skin and eye irritation, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, and reproductive consequences
Annual estimated releases of toxic chemicals to the environment
NOTE: ATSDR = Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; CCRIS = Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System; DART = Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology; EMIC = Environmental Mutagen Information Center; EMICBACK = EMIC Back File; EPA = Environmental Protection Agency; ETICBACK = Environmental Teratology Information Center Backfile; FDA = Food and Drug Administration; GENE-TOX = Genetic Toxicology Data Bank; HSDB = Hazardous Substances Data Bank; IRIS = Integrated Risk Information System; NCI = National Cancer Institute; NIEHS = National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; NIOSH = National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; RTECS = Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances; TRI = Toxic Chemical Release Inventory.