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TOXLINE offers rapid access to information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens. This database, produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in toxicology. This version of TOXLINE does not contain information from Chemical Abstracts Service, BIOSIS, or International Pharmaceutical Abstracts.

Major areas of coverage include: Air pollution, Antidotes, Biological and adverse effects of drugs, Carcinogenesis via chemicals, Chemically-induced diseases, Environmental chemicals and pollutants, Food additives, Genotoxicity, Hazardous materials, Health and safety, Human and animal toxicity, Industrial and household chemicals, Mutagenicity Pesticides and herbicides, Radioactive materials, Risk information.


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User tools and features

RSS feeds and alerts; RefWorks citation tool; ProQuest My Research account to save, tag, organize and share research.

Dates covered

TOXLINE is a "rolling 5-year" database, consisting of records from the last 5 years plus the current year.

Updating frequency



Core toxicology journals are currently monitored for inclusion in this database.

Type of coverage

Contains abstracts and full bibliographic citations.

Print counterpart or
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Producer/content provider

U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Vendor/electronic presentation provider


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