Information Resources in Toxicology

Information Resources in Toxicology

3rd Edition - December 17, 1999

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Philip Wexler
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080534664
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780127447704

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Information Resources in Toxicology, Third Edition is a sourcebook for anyone who needs to know where to find toxicology information. It provides an up-to-date selective guide to a large variety of sources--books, journals, organizations, audiovisuals, internet and electronic sources, and more. For the Third Edition, the editors have selected, organized, and updated the most relevant information available. New information on grants and other funding opportunities, physical hazards, patent literature, and technical reports have also been added.This comprehensive, time-saving tool is ideal for toxicologists, pharmacologists, drug companies, testing labs, libraries, poison control centers, physicians, legal and regulatory professionals, and chemists.

Key Features

  • Serves as an all-in-one resource for toxicology information
  • New edition includes information on publishers, grants and other funding opportunities, physical hazards, patent literature, and technical reports
  • Updated to include the latest internet and electronic sources, e-mail addresses, etc.
  • Provides valuable data about the new fields that have emerged within toxicological research; namely, the biochemical, cellular, molecular, and genetic aspects


Toxicologists; pharmacologists; drug companies; toxicology testing labs; libraries; poison control centers; physicians; legal and regulatory professions (EPA, government) and chemists

Table of Contents

  • History: - K.D. Watson, P. Wexler, and J. Everitt.
    Highlights in the History of Toxicology.
    Selected References in the History of Toxicology.
    A Historical Perspective of Toxicology Information Systems.
    Books and Special Documents: - G.L. Kennedy, Jr., P. Wexler, N.S. Selzer, and L.A. Malley.
    General Texts.
    Analytical Toxicology.
    Animals in Research.
    Chemical Compendia.
    Chemical--Cosmetics and Other Consumer.
    Chemical--Dust and Fibers.
    Chemical--Selected Chemicals.
    Clinical Toxicology.
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology.
    Environmental Toxicology--General.
    Environmental Toxicology-- Aquatic.
    Environmental Toxicology--Atmospheric.
    Environmental Toxicology--Hazardous Waste.
    Environmental Toxicology--Terrestrial.
    Environmental Toxicology--Wildlife.
    Food and Nutrition.
    Genetic Toxicology.
    Molecular, Cellular, and Biochemical Toxicology.
    Occupational Health.
    Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism.
    Regulatory Toxicology.
    Risk Assessment.
    Target Sites--General.
    Target Sites--Cardiovascular.
    Target Sites--Endocrine.
    Target Sites--Gastrointestinal.
    Target Sites--Hematopoietic.
    Target Sites--Immune.
    Target Sites--Kidney.
    Target Sites--Liver.
    Target Sites-- Nervous System.
    Target Sites--Respiratory.
    Target Sites--Sensory.
    Target Sites--Skin.
    Testing Methods and Toxicity Assessment (Including Alternatives).
    Veterinary Toxicology.
    Journals: - P. Wexler.
    Journal Listings.
    Additional Journals Carrying Relevant Articles.
    Newsletters: - P.J. Hakkinen and F.W. Stoss.
    General Newsletter Publications and Internet Sites.
    On-Line Sources of Full-Text Coverage.
    Listing of Newsletters.
    General Interest and Popular Works: - F. W. Stoss.
    General Interest and Popular Works.
    Internet and Other Digital Resources: - P. Wexler, P.J. Hakkinen, and F.W. Stoss.
    Web Sites.
    Search Tools.
    Mailing Lists.
    Electronic Bulletin Board Systems (BBSs).
    Computer Databases.
    U.S. EPA Software and Applications for Hazardous and Toxic Materials.
    Databases and Software Afterword.
    Print Bibliographic Resources: - L.M. Poore.
    Technical Reports and Government Documents: - F.W. Stoss.
    Federal Government Technical Reports.
    State and Local Government Technical Reports.
    Industry-Sponsored Technical Report Literature.
    Examples of Toxicology Technical Reports.
    Other Government Documents.
    Publishers: - L.M. Poore and T.L.B. Wilson.
    Audiovisuals and Non-print Media Resources: - F.W. Stoss and K. Deck.
    Audiovisual Resources Titles.
    Audiovisual Materials--Procedures and Distributors.
    Toxicology Data and Information Management: - F.W. Stoss and P. Wexler.
    Overview of U.S. Chemical and Environmental Control Laws and Regulations and Helpful Information Sources: - M. Bandurraga.
    Tracking Publications.
    Training Courses.
    Regulation of Chemicals in the United States: - M. Bandurraga.
    The U.S. Regulatory Process.
    Public Access to Data and the U.S. Regulatory Process.
    Regulatory Authorities for U.S. Chemical Control.
    Positive List Approach.
    Registration Process to Add Chemicals to the List
    Notification Process.
    History of Federal Chemical Control Laws and Agencies.
    Impacts on Toxicologists of U.S. Laws and Regulations.
    Current U.S. Chemical Regulatory Issues.
    Resources for Hazard Communication Compliance: - D. Marsick and P. Dsida.
    MSDS Collections.
    MSDS References.
    MSDS Construction.
    MSDS Consultants.
    International Harmonization.
    Electronic Data Banks.
    Detailed Addresses.
    Organizations: - P.J. Hakkinen, F.W. Stoss, B. Behrendt, and P. Wexler.
    Directories for Locating State, County, and Local Sources.
    How to Find Additional Organizations.
    Listing of Organizations.
    Special Groups.
    Resource Guide to Careers in Toxicology (Prepared by the SOT).
    Graduate Programs in Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Toxicology (Prepared by the SETAC).
    Grants and Other Funding Opportunities: -
    F.W. Stoss and P. Wexler.
    Reference Books.
    Online Searchable Databases.
    Selected Internet Resources.
    Electronic Journals and Newsletters.
    Web Sites and/or E-mail Addresses.
    Toxicology Testing Methods and Laboratories: - P.J.Hakkinen.
    In Vitro and Other Toxicology Testing Methods and Teaching Aids: Sources of Information.
    Toxicology Testing Laboratories.
    Environmental Testing Laboratories.
    Poison Centers Certified.
    American Association of Poison Control Centers.
    Assessment of Physical Hazards: - P.J. Hakkinen
    Organizations and Internet Locations.
    Bibliography of Guidance and Research Publications Related to Physical Hazards.
    Patents: Toxicological Information Resource: - R.O. Beauchamp, Jr..
    Sources of Patent Information.
    Overview of International Activities: - C.E. Cowan-Ellsberry, M.J. Irwin, and C.C. Lally.
    Historic Drivers for Toxicology and Toxicology Information Dissemination.
    Roles of International Organizations.
    International Assessment of Chemical Risks.
    Classification and Labeling.
    Information Exchange.
    Risk Reduction Programs.
    Strengthening National Capabilities.
    Prevention of Illegal Traffic.
    Future Directions.
    International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals:
    North America.
    Latin America and the Caribbean.
    West Asia.
    Asia and the Pacific.
    Member Societies of the International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX):
    International Union of Toxicology.
    Canada: E.M.K. Lui, C.A.M. Suzuki, and J.R. Bend.
    China: S. Li and D.Y. Zhu.
    Egypt: L.A.M. Abd El-Megid and E.-S.M. Salem.
    Finland: H. Komulainen.
    France: J. Descotes.
    Germany: R. Kahl and H. Desel.
    India: S. Sharma, S.N. Agarwal, and P.K. Seth.
    Italy: P. Preziosi, A. Dracos, and I. Marcello.
    Japan: T. Satoh.
    The Netherlands: G.J. Mulder.
    Norway: R. Wiger and E. Dybing.
    Russia: B.A. Kurlyandski and K.K. Sidorov.
    Spain: M. Repetto.
    Sweden: E.M. and G. Heurgren.
    Taiwan: J.-K. Lin.
    United Kingdom: C. Steed and C. Hartley.
    Uruguay: M. Burger.
    Glossary of Terms Used in Toxicology (IUPAC Recommendations 1993).
    Career Opportunities in Toxicology.
    Toxicological information system from SciVision, TOXSYS.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 921
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1999
  • Published: December 17, 1999
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080534664
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780127447704

About the Editor in Chief

Philip Wexler

Philip Wexler
Philip Wexler retired from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) after a long and eminent federal career in its Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program. While there, he participated in and led intra- and inter-agency teams in the development, enhancement, and maintenance of a broad array of toxicology databases, taking advantage of continuously evolving information technologies. He collaborated on the development of the World Library of Toxicology, the ToxLearn educational tutorial, the Toxicology History Room, and the Toxicology History Association. Mr. Wexler served as Editor-in-Chief for all five editions of Information Resources in Toxicology and served in the same role for editions 1-3 of the Encyclopedia of Toxicology, and the ongoing monographic series, History of Toxicology and Environmental Health, all Elsevier publications. A 4th edition of the Encyclopedia is being planned. In addition, he is co-editor of the book, Chemicals, Environment, Health: A Global Management Perspective and the journal, Global Security: Health Science and Policy, both published by Taylor and Francis. He has authored numerous technical journal articles related to toxicology informatics, education, communications, and history, and chaired sessions, lectured and taught widely on these subjects throughout the globe. Mr. Wexler has been a strong advocate of toxicology public outreach and has organized events at various venues to enhance the public's understanding of the role of toxicology in society and people's lives. He is a trustee of the Toxicology Education Foundation and past chair of the Society of Toxicology's World Wide Web Advisory Team. He is a recipient of the NLM Regents Award for Scholarly or Technical Achievement, the Society of Technical Communications's Distinguished Technical Communication Award, and the Society of Toxicology's Public Communications Award.

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired, National Library of Medicine (NLM), Bethesda, MD, USA

About the Editors

P.J. Hakkinen

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialized Information Services, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Gerald Kennedy

Affiliations and Expertise

E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Newark, Delaware, U.S.A.

Frederick Stoss

Affiliations and Expertise

State University of New York, Buffalo, U.S.A.

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