TOXNET, is a cluster of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas. It is managed by the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) in the Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). TOXNET provides free access to and easy searching of a number of toxicology databases including: HSDB (R) (Hazardous Substances Data Bank), IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System), Carcinogenic Potency Database, CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System), GENE-TOX (Genetic Toxicology), Tox Town, Household Products Database, Haz-Map (R), TOXMAP, and LactMed (Drugs and Lactation). TOXNET also includes toxicology literature and chemical identification databases: TOXLINE, DART (R)/ETIC (Development and Reproductive Toxicology/Environmental Teratology Information Center), Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and ChemIDplus.
Varies among databases; TOXLINE Core, TOXLINE Special and the DART database contain bibliographic citations dating from 1965 to present, however it is possible you may retrieve a few citations dating as far back as the 1940s.
TOXNET databases are updated when new information becomes available.
Books, encyclopedias, handbooks, journals, government publications, technical reports, and also archival collections that are no longer being updated: EMIC (Environmental Mutagen Information Center file), NIOSHTIC (NIOSH), Poisonous Plants Bibliography (PPIB) and others.
Type of coverage
Bibliographic citations with abstracts, carcinogenicity studies, chemical dictionary, chemical records with structure and physical data, mutagenicity studies, tumor inhibition and tumor promotion studies, etc.
Print counterpart or
None. TOXNET is a gateway to a variety of electronic resources.
NLM's Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program, part of the division of Specialized Information Services
Vendor/electronic presentation provider
National Library of Medicine