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Websites - Toxicology
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Human sites

  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  • Arizona Poison & Drug Information Center
    The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center is a statewide service which provides 24-hour, 7-day-a-week emergency poison and drug information to consumers and health professionals and is coordinated by the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center.
  • Chemical Health & Safety Data
    Health and Safety information has been collected on over 2000 chemicals studied by the NTP.
  • Compendium of Pesticide Common Names
  • Crotalid snakebite severity score
  • FDA - Pestrak Files
    Provide information about pesticides of interest to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because of their potential for use on foods.
  • HazDat
    SEARCH ATSDR's Hazardous Substance Release/Health Effects Database
  • Household Products Database
    The National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) has added an online consumer's guide that provides easy-to-understand information on the potential health effects of more than 2,000 ingredients contained in more than 4,000 common household products. The database provides information in consumer friendly language on many of these substances and their potential health effects.
  • Household Products Database
    This NLM/NIH site links over 4,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by the manufacturers. Search/browse by product name, chemical, or MSDS. Records for each product contain a physical description of the product, its purpose, the manufacturer with address and telephone numbers, health effects, safe handling and disposal information, and ingredients from the product's label and/or Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History - Poisonous Plants
    Created by Ray Whitley and Marian Zinck for the Nova Scotial Museum of Natural History
  • Plant Toxins: Name your poison
    A plant is poisonous (TOXIC) if it causes chemical injury to a person who either touches or swallows it, or in rare cases, breathes its scent.
  • Poisonous Plants Web Page
    This is a growing reference that includes plant images, pictures of affected animals and presentations concerning the botany, chemistry, toxicology, diagnosis and prevention of poisoning of animals by plants and other natural flora (fungi, etc.).
  • Recognition, Management, and Surveillance of Ricin-Associated Illness
    The webcast, written script, and slide presentation provide basic information on ricin related illness including symptoms, diagnosis, decontamination, and treatment.
  • The " Bad Bug Book"
    This handbook provides basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. It brings together in one place information from the Food & Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service, and the National Institutes of Health.
  • The FDA Poisonous Plant Database
    The Poisonous Plant Database is a set of working files of scientific information about the animal and human toxicology of vascular plants of the world.
  • Tox Town
    An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life. An interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances.
    A network of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas
  • Water Security Handbook
    This PDF covers planning for and responding to drinking water contamination threats and incidents.
  • Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)
    Designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents, this software may be downloaded to a PALM device for portability. It provides detailed information on various substances for treatment and identification based on TOXNET's Hazardous Substances Data Bank. It is a prototype only! (HTML)

General sites

  • Animal Poison Control Center
    In a life and death situation when every minute counts for an animal, you can call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center for 24-hour emergency information.
  • Poison Prevention Publications
    Brochures available from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
    This Web site has been established to provide public information about the Poison Prevention Week Council, events associated with National Poison Prevention Week, and steps that you can take to help prevent accidental poisonings.
  • The EXtension TOXicology NETwork
    The EXTOXNET InfoBase provides a variety of information about pesticides. Information in these topic areas has been primarily developed by toxicologists and chemists within the Extension Service of land-grant universities.

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