Access: Freely available Internet database

TOXNET is a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.

Databases included in TOXNET are:

  • HSDB - Hazardous Substances Data Bank: peer-reviewed information on human and animal toxicity, safety and handling, environmental fate, and more

  • IRIS - Integrated Risk Information System: human health risk assessment, focused on hazard identification and dose-response assessment

  • ITER: chemical risk information from authoritative groups worldwide as well as independent parties whose risk values have undergone peer review

  • GENE-TOX: peer-reviewed mutagenicity test data

  • CCRIS - Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System: carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion, and tumor inhibition data

  • Multiple Tox. Databases: integrated search of any or all of the following databases: Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information (CCRIS), and Genetic Toxicology (GENE-TOX)

  • TOXLINE: literature on biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals

  • DART/ETIC - Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology and Environmental Teratology Information Center: current and older literature on developmental and reproductive toxicology

  • TRI - Toxics Release Inventory: annual estimated releases of toxic chemicals to the environment, 1995-1999

  • ChemIDplus: numerous chemical synonyms, structures, regulatory list information, and links to other databases containing information about the chemicals

Help: TOXNET Help is available. For further assistance, Ask the Library.
Related Resources:

Databases for Chemistry and Biochemistry
Databases for Environment

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Last modified: 05/15/14