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Diseases and the Environment - Information from the National Library of Medicine

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Databases on hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases
  • HSDB - Hazardous Substances Data Bank
    Comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicological data and other information on chemicals
  • TOXLINE - TOXicology Literature OnLINE
    References from the toxicology literature, including MEDLINE/PubMed and meeting abstracts
Geographic representation of TRI data with links to other TOXNET resources
MEDLINE/PubMed Toxicology Subset
References from biomedical journals. The subset improves searching for articles about toxicology

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Household Products Database


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Databases on hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases

ChemIDplus - Chemical Identification Plus

Dictionary of chemical names, synonyms, and structures. Links to related NLM databases and other resources

CCRIS - Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System

Carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion, and tumor inhibition test results

DART - Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Database

References to teratology, developmental and reproductive toxicology literature

GENE-TOX - Genetic Toxicology Data Bank

Peer-reviewed genetic toxicology test data

IRIS - Integrated Risk Information System

Hazard identification and dose-response assessments

ITER - International Toxicity Estimates for Risk Assessment

Human risk values and cancer classifications for chemicals from multiple organizations worldwide

Other NLM resources on Diseases and Treatment


Links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms
Tox Town

Tox Town

Interactive guide to toxic substances and environmental health issues in everyday places
Household Products

Household Products Database

Safety and health information for products used in and around the home


Consumer health resource with links to authoritative information on health topics