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Environmental Health, Toxicology and Chemical Database Descriptions

The National Library of Medicine's Environmental Health and Toxicology Portal provides a starting point for finding reliable information on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. This table lists the name and gives a description of each of the databases. A guide to selecting the right resource for your search is available.

Summaries of the Environmental Health and Toxicology Databases
DatabaseFact SheetDescriptionSample Records
Alternatives to Animal Testing - ALTBIB ALTBIB Searchable bibliography on alternatives to the use of live vertebrates in biomedical research and testing Corrositex
Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System CCRIS Chemical records with carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion, and tumor inhibition test results Phenol
Carcinogenic Potency Database CPDB Results of chronic, long-term animal cancer tests on chemicals Benzene
ChemIDplus Lite ChemIDplus Lite Designed for simple searching on name or registry number to retrieve basic information about a chemical and provide links to other resources. Aspirin
ChemIDplus Advanced ChemIDplus Advanced Designed for more advanced searching and allows users to draw their own structures and perform similarity and substructure searches. Aspirin
Comparative Toxicogenomics Database CTD Access to scientific data describing relationships between chemicals, genes and human diseases. Benzene
Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology / Environmental Teratology Information Center DART/ETIC Bibliographic database that covers teratology and other aspects of developmental and reproductive toxicology. Accutane
Dietary Supplements Labels Database Dietary Supplements Labels Database Database of information on the ingredients in common brands of dietary supplements sold in the U.S. Chondroitin Sulfate
Directory of Information Resources DIRLINE Online database containing location and descriptive information about a wide variety of information resources including organizations, research resources, projects, and databases concerned with health and biomedicine. Alcoholics Anonymous
Drug Information Portal Drug Information Portal Information on drugs from entry into clinical trials through entry in the market place Zovirax
GENE-TOX GENE-TOX Peer-reviewed genetic toxicology (mutagenicity) test data from the Environmental Protection Agency Aniline hydrochloride
Haz-Map Haz-Map A database of information on the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work and home Occupational Asthma
Household Products Database Household Products Database Potential health effects of chemicals in common household products Drano Max Liquid
Hazardous Substances Data Bank HSDB Broad scope in human and animal toxicity, safety and handling, environmental fate, and more. Scientifically peer-reviewed. Permethrin
Integrated Risk Information System IRIS Focuses on the human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances with data on hazard identification and dose-response assessments for chemicals. Toluene
International Toxicity Estimates for Risk ITER Provides a comparison of international risk assessment information for chemicals in a side-by-side format and explains differences in risk values derived by different organizations. Asbestos
LactMed LactMed A database of drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant Phenobarbital
LiverTox LiverTox Information on liver injury caused by prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbals and dietary supplements, including clinical information on the diagnosis and management of drug induced liver injury and a registry of clinical case reports. Tacrine
Toxicology Literature Online TOXLINE Journal literautre covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. Environmental polychlorinated biphenyls
TOXMAP TOXMAP Geographic Information System (GIS) that uses maps of the United States to help users visually explore data from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Superfund programs Benzene
Toxics Release Inventory TRI Detailed information on chemicals and chemical categories which U.S. industrial and federal facilities manage through disposal or other releases, recycling, energy recovery, or treatment. Creosote