About this Resource
TOXNET is a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.
For Toxicology Data (Factual information on toxicity and other hazards of chemicals)
Hazardous Substances Data Bank - Broad scope in human and animal toxicity, safety and handling, environmental fate, and more. Scientifically peer-reviewed.
Integrated Risk Information System - data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in support of human health risk assessment, focusing on hazard identification and dose-response assessment.
Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System - carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion, and tumor inhibition data provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
GENE-TOX - Peer-reviewed mutagenicity test data from the EPA.
For Toxicology Literature (Scientific studies, reports, and other bibliographic material)
Extensive array of references to literature on biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals.
Environmental Mutagen Information Center - Current and older literature on agents tested for genotoxic activity.
Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology and Environmental Teratology Information Center - Current and older literature on developmental and reproductive toxicology.
For Toxic Release Information (Annual estimated releases of toxic chemicals to the environment - the Environmental Protection Agency's TRI (Toxics Release Inventory)
Toxics Release Inventory - reporting years 1995 - 1999.
For Chemical Information (Nomenclature, Identification, Structures)
Numerous chemical synonyms, structures, regulatory list information, and links to other databases containing information about the chemicals.
2D structural information on the HSDB chemicals.
Access is unrestricted