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Environmental Health Information from the National Library of Medicine

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Databases on hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases
  • TOXLINE - TOXicology Literature OnLINE
    References from the toxicology literature, including MEDLINE/PubMed and meeting abstracts
  • HSDB - Hazardous Substances Data Bank
    • Comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicological data and other information on chemicals
    • Excerpts from published literature on
      • Human Health Effects and Emergency Medical Treatment
      • Environmental Fate and Exposure
      • Environmental and Occupational Standards and Regulations
      • Ecotoxicology Studies
Geographic representation of TRI data with links to other TOXNET resources
Tox Town
Interactive guide to toxic substances and environmental health issues in everyday places

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Household Products Database

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More NLM Resources for Health Professionals


Links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms

Toxicology Tutorials

Basic toxicology principles written at the introductory college student level

IUPAC Glossary of Terms Used In Toxicology, 2nd Edition

Definitions and explanatory notes for terms frequently used in the field of toxicology

Pope A. Lawrence Papers 1924-1983

The collection documents the varied research and policy-making career of this environmental health specialist with the U.S. Department of Heath, Education and Welfare and the Public Health Service. His papers contain a wealth of primary source research materials and scientific data related to: environmental and industrial hygiene; radon activity; use of beryllium as a rocket propellant; uranium mining; and toxicological, biological and chemical weapon systems.

More NLM Resources for the Public and Students

Environmental Health Student Portal

Environmental Health Student Portal

Resource for students and teachers in grades 6 – 8 to learn how the environment impacts health
Household Products Database

Household Products Database

Safety and health information for products used in and around the home
picture of women and small child


Consumer health resource with links to authoritative information on health topics
ToxMystery -  a game for children from 7-11 years old


ToxMystery provides a fun experience while teaching important lessons about household chemical hazards. For children from 7-11 years old.