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Toxicology Web Pages

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Site provides health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances. ToxFAQs are easy to understand fact sheets about exposures to hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites and the effects of exposure on human health. Toxicological profiles are developed from a priority list of 275 substances.

American Association of Poison Control Centers
This is the site of American Association of Poison Control Centers. Available information includes contact information for all certified U.S. poison control centers, poison prevention education material, a list of toxicology web sites and annual reports (TESS) summarizing data from all AAPCC certified poison centers.

American College of Medical Toxicology
A resource directory to locate MDs with toxicology expertise in specific areas (ie., envenomations, botanicals). Toxicology Web resource links include IRIS, CDC, Toxline, ATSDR and MSDs. Internet Journal of Medical Toxicology includes case presentations.

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Site contains "bad bug book" — basic facts about food borne pathogens (from bacteria, protozoa, worms, viruses, natural food-borne toxins). Some information on epidemiology and factors relating to microbial growth.

FDA Website
Foods (consumer information, dietary supplements, food handling, storage, contamination, food-borne illnesses, drugs, cosmetics, biologicals and FAQ's on food preparation, food/drug labeling, supplements and cosmetics.

National Library of Medicine
Provides access to Medline, Toxline, Lonesome Doc Hard Copy Delivery Service, Pubmed and IIRIS.

Effects of chemicals on human reproduction (requires subscription)

Snakes in Delaware article about snakes in Delaware. Includes identification of venomous species and preferred habitats, and tips for how to react if you encounter a snake outdoors

Snakes in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission's overview of the 21 species of snakes in Pennsylvania. Includes species facts and photos, FAQs, information on snakes as pets, and guidance on dealing with snakes that have entered basements and buildings.

A medical toxicology consortium from University of Illinois, Rush Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center. Numerous links to other toxicology resources; toxin discussions; toxidrome review; antidote survey and Poison Review (review of topics in toxicology).

Other Toxicology-related Web Sites

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Health topics, from adenoviruses to yellow fever (basic facts), MMWR, press releases/current news, CDC data and statistics, and links to Web resources.

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
Provides complete and updated information on a wide range of bioterrorism and chemical terrorism agents. Fact sheets for the public and training materials for healthcare professionals are available.

Center Watch
Clinical trials listing.

Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology
Neurotoxicology, endocrine/cancer toxicology research, and toxicology links.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation
Perinatal Research Laboratory of Harbor UCLA Medical Center's site for pregnancy related drug information.

PA Pesticide Website
Contains EPA handbook: "Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings" (covers 1500 pesticides).


Morbidity and mortality statistics, disease info, disease trends, etc. Links to National Library of Medicine State Health Departments and WHO.

Contains a toxicology section with information on lead poisoning, lists of Internet resources, links to National Library of Medicine, British Toxicology Society, ATSDR, American Board of Forensic Toxicology, etc.

Weekly medical news (i.e, breaking medical news and reports on conferences), access to latest issues of many journals,  special pages devoted to nurses and pharmacists, and access to Medline and Toxline.

National Animal Poison Control Center
Not much specific information but a few good articles.

National Institutes of Health
Huge site with information on government health agencies. Extensive links, phone numbers for government health agencies.

National Lead Information Center
Basic lead information, social and political updates, links to other sites that address lead (in groundwater, soil and ceramics), information on lead in paint, lead exposure during pregnancy, lead and behavior (references on each), and  links to EPA, and CDC Web sites on lead.

National Pesticide Information Center

Reviewed by: Allison Muller, PharmD, D.ABAT
Date: June 2009

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