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View Resource Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP)

The Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) at the US National Library of Medicine has developed an Internet gopher offering free access to national and international information resources and convenient connection to NLM's MEDLARS online databases. Included in the TEHIP gopher are a variety of publications (e.g., the bibliographic publication produced by TEHIP:...
View Resource Fifteen Drugs, Dyes, and Other Chemicals Newly Listed as Known or Likely Human Carcinogens

The National Toxicology Program, part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEH), has provided this information on both commercial and non-commercial chemicals. The newly listed compounds are included in the 8th Report on Carcinogens Summary, the text of which is available on the NIEH homepage.
View Resource Right to Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets

Offered by the State of New Jersey, the Right to Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets Website is an outstanding source for in-depth information on over 2,000 hazardous substances. Continually updated, each fact sheet (.pdf file) is listed by common name. Users can learn how to identify harmful chemicals from Acenaphthene to Zirconium, determine exposure, assess health hazards, and acquire...
View Resource EPA Proposes Curb on Dumping Bioaccumulating Chemicals into Great Lakes

On Friday, September 24, 1999, Carol Browner of the Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to limit the dumping of bioaccumulative chemicals of concern (BCCs). BCCs are known to accumulate within living organisms and can move up the food chain, eventually affecting humans. Common BCCs include mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chlordane, DDT, dioxin, and mirex. The proposed...
View Resource Inchem

International Programme on Chemical Safety's (IPCS's) INCHEM "consolidates a wide variety of information produced by a number of international bodies whose goal is to assist in the sound management of chemicals [and] provides a means of rapid access to information on chemicals commonly used throughout the world, which may also occur as contaminants in the environment and food." From this metasite,...
View Resource Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services, seeks "to serve the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and disease related to toxic substances." Visitors of the site will find toxicological and interaction profiles of...
View Resource U.S. National Library of Medicine-Specialized Information Services: Haz-Map

Hosted by the National Library of Medicine, Haz-Map was created by Dr. Jay A. Brown as "an occupational toxicology database designed to link jobs to hazardous job tasks which are linked to occupational diseases and their symptoms." Haz-Map users can browse or perform text searches by Hazardous Agents (e.g. Solvents, Mineral Dusts, Pesticides); Occupational Diseases (e.g. Chronic Poison,...