[Visited Sep’11] ToxCastDB provides public access to data gathered by the ToxCast project that screens chemicals for potential human toxicity using more than 500 high-throughput screening bioassays from nine bioassay vendors. ToxCast is part of the EPA’s National Center for Computational Toxicology. As the Basic Info link states, ToxCast links “biological, metabolic and cellular pathway data to gene and in vitro assay data for the chemicals screened.” At the time of this review, 300 chemicals had been screened, with another 700 projected by the end of 2012.”
Trial subscriptions to Environmental Chemistry Information System are free during the month of September. Check http://www.nisc.com for details. These databases are nearly all separate flles on government websites. There are over 8 million records for nearly 700,000 chemicals.
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The ECIS News (Newsletter Archive)
A wealth of information about chemicals in the environment.
BRS, CERCLIS, FINDS, ICIS (DOCKET),RCRIS, TRI (1987-2005)
The U.S. government, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Specialized Information Services more specifically, has set up an Environmental Health & Toxicology portal to web-based information about Chemicals and Drugs, Diseases and the Environment, Environmental Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Poisoning, Risk Asessment and Regulations, Toxicology and Pesticide Exposure.
Information geared to researchers and students may be specified…as well as the public or schools.