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Resources on toxicology and toxic chemicals from the National Library of Medicine

All of NLM's Environmental Health and Toxicology databases and resources are related to this topic. This page provides brief descriptions of each resource to help you find the most appropriate resource.

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Databases on hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases
  • 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
  • Haz-Map
    Links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases. For professionals and consumers
  • HSDB - Hazardous Substances Data Bank
    Comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicological data and other information on chemicals
  • 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
  • LactMed - Drugs and Lactation Database
    Includes maternal and infant drug levels, possible effects on infants, and alternate drugs to consider
  • 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
  • TRI - Toxics Release Inventory
    Annual releases of chemicals and waste management activities reported by facilities to the U.S. EPA
Information on liver injury caused by drugs, herbals and dietary supplements, including diagnosis, management and a registry of clinical case reports
ALTBIB - Alternatives to Animal Testing
Extensive resources for alternatives to the use of live vertebrates in biomedical research and testing
Enviro-Health Links
Evaluated links to Internet resources on selected toxicology and environmental health issues
Toxicology Tutorials
Basic toxicology principles written at the introductory college student level

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All TOXNET Databases
Household Products Database


More NLM Resources for Professionals

Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM)

Guidance on a wide variety of topics, including quick chemical identification, acute patient care guidelines, and initial event activities

Drug Informational Portal

Information from the National Library of Medicine and other key government agencies. Mobile version


Rapid identification of unknown tablets/capsules using physical features and images

Radiation Event Medical Management (REMM)

Easy to follow algorithms for diagnosis and management of radiation contamination and exposure

IUPAC Glossary of Terms Used In Toxicology, 2nd Edition

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

More NLM Resources for the Public and Students

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