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TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork)

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TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) is a cluster of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas. It is managed by the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) in the Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). TOXNET provides free access to and easy searching of the following databases:

  • HSDB® (Hazardous Substances Data Bank), a factual database focusing on the toxicology of over 5,000 potentially hazardous chemicals.
  • IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System), a database from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) containing carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic health risk information on over 500 chemicals.
  • ITER (International Toxicity Estimates for Risk), which contains over 650 chemical records compiled by Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) in support of human health risk assessments.
  • CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System), which contains over 9,000 chemical records with carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion, and tumor inhibition test results.
  • GENE-TOX (Genetic Toxicology), a toxicology database created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) containing genetic toxicology test results on over 3,200 chemicals.
  • Tox Town®, an interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances, your health, and the environment.
  • Household Products Database provides information on the potential health effects of chemicals contained in more than 10,000 common household products used inside and around the home.
  • Haz-Map®, an occupational toxicology database designed primarily for health and safety professionals, but also for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work.
  • TOXMAP®, a web site from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) that uses maps of the United States to show the amount and location of toxic chemicals released into the environment.
  • LactMed (Drugs and Lactation), a database of drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed.
  • CPDB (Carcinogenic Potency Database) provides standardized analyses of the results of 6540 chronic, long-term animal cancer tests that have been conducted since the 1950's and reported in the general published literature or by the National Cancer Institute and the National Toxicology Program.
  • CTD (Comparative Toxicogenomics Database), which elucidates molecular mechanisms by which environmental chemicals affect human disease.
  • TOXLINE®, a bibliographic database providing comprehensive coverage of the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals from 1965 to the present.
  • DART®/ETIC (Development and Reproductive Toxicology/Environmental Teratology Information Center), a bibliographic database covering literature on reproductive and developmental toxicology.
  • Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), series of databases that describe the releases of toxic chemicals into the environment annually for the 1987-2009 reporting years.
  • ChemIDplus®, a database providing access to structure and nomenclature authority databases used for the identification of chemical substances cited in NLM databases.

The TOXNET "Multiple Databases" option allows for simultaneous searching of HSDB, IRIS, CCRIS, and GENE-TOX.

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