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NLM Resources on Risk Assessment and Regulation

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TOXNET

Databases on hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases

HSDB - Hazardous Substances Data Bank

Comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicological data and other information on chemicals

Review the sections listed under Environmental Standards and Regulations

ITER - International Toxicity Estimates for Risk Assessment

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

IRIS - Integrated Risk Information System

Hazard identification and dose-response assessments

TOXMAP

Geographic representation of TRI data with links to other TOXNET resources

TRI - Toxics Release Inventory
Annual releases of chemicals and waste management activities reported by facilities to the U.S. EPA

More NLM Resources for Professionals

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ChemIDplus - Chemical Identification Plus

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

ChemIDplus Advanced
Structure searching for a subset of the substances in ChemIDplus

Toxicology Tutorials

Basic toxicology principles written at the introductory college student level

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Glossary of Terms Used in Toxicology, 2nd Edition

Definitions and explanatory notes for terms frequently used in the field of toxicology

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More NLM Resources for the Public and Students

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Household Products Database

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

Tox Town

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

MedlinePlus

Consumer health resource with links to authoritative information on health topics

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