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Fact Sheets

The Division of Specialized Information Services -(SIS), National Library of Medicine (NLM), creates information resources and services in toxicology, environmental health, chemistry, and HIV/AIDS. The Fact Sheets listed on this page contain more information about these various resources and services.

Specialized Information Services

AIDS Information Resources
Offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for consumers and health care providers.

Disaster Information Management Research Center

Directory of Health Organizations Online

Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program

Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System
Contains over 8000 chemical records with carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion, and tumor inhibition test results

A chemical dictionary and structure database

Carcinogenic Potency Database
Reports on the analyses of animal cancer tests on 1547 chemicals

Comparative Toxicogenomics Database
Access to scientific data describing relationships between chemicals, genes and human diseases

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicology
Covers teratology and other aspects of developmental and reproductive toxicology

Dietary Supplements Labels Database
Information from the labels of over 2,000 dietary supplement products in the marketplace

Drug Information Portal
Information on 12,000+ drugs from entry into clinical trials through entry in the market place.

Contains genetic toxicology (mutagenicity) test data, resulting from expert peer review of the open scientific literature, on over 3000 chemicals.

An occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals at work

Household Products database
Health & safety information on consumer household products

Hazardous Substances Data Bank
Focuses on the toxicology of potentially hazardous chemicals, including information on human exposure, industrial hygiene, emergency handling procedures, environmental fate, regulatory requirements, and related areas

Integrated Risk Information System
Contains data in support of human health risk assessment

International Toxicity Estimates for Risk
Risk information on over 600 chemicals from authoritative groups worldwide, including U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Health Canada, Dutch National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, International Agency for Research on Cancer

Drugs and Lactation
Database of drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed

Bibliographic database providing comprehensive coverage of the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals from 1965 to the present

A Geographic Information System (GIS) that uses maps of the United States to help users visually explore data from the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Superfund Programs. TOXMAP also overlays map data such as U.S. Census population information, income figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and health data from the National Cancer Institute and the National Center for Health Statistics.

An interactive learning site featuring "Toxie" the cat, ToxMystery is designed to help children age 7 to 10 find clues about toxic substances that can lurk in the home. ToxMystery contains animations, sound effects and lots of positive reinforcement. ToxMystery is available in English and Spanish.

Toxicology Data Network
A cluster of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas

Toxics Release Inventory
Contains information on the annual estimated releases of toxic chemicals to the environment and is based upon data collected by the Environmental Protection Agency

Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders
Assists first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice