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Toxicology - In-depth Research Guide: Societies

This guide is designed to assist patrons who need to do an in-depth search of the detailed toxicology of a particular substance or make an extensive review of a topic related to toxicology such as endocrine disrupters.
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2024 4:41 PM


Societies, Academic, and Nonprofit Organizations

1) Society of Toxicology
The premier professional organization in toxicology devotes much of its web site to career and members-only information. However, some information is available to the public including Academic and Post-Doctoral Toxicology Programs and Web Sites.

2) American Academy of Clinical Toxicology
The Academy promotes the study of health effects of poisons on humans and animals by facilitating information exchange among members. It also coordinates research efforts including new therapies and treatment in clinical toxicology. The web site provides links to the important resources like databases and organizations in chemistry, natural toxicants, industrial hygiene, pharmaceuticals and various governmental and non-governmental databases related to toxicology.

3) American Council on Science and Health
The American Council on Science and Health, Inc. (ACSH) is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. It attempts to take positions based on "good" science, rather than environmental alarmism. As with any advocacy organization, each researcher will need to evaluate for themselves what bias, if any, exists for each piece of information. However, this site clearly is helpful as a counterbalance to the many prominent environmental advocacy organizations.

4) Chemical Safety and Information Sources
Chapter 11 of the Chemical Information Sources Wikibook, maintained by chemical academic libraries.

5) SETAC: The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) is an independent, nonprofit professional society that promotes research in the field of environmental sciences. Information about the society's mission, meetings, events, membership benefits, and publications can be accessed on the web site The abstracts of the articles are available under the Publications section, though the full-text can be accessed only on subscription.

6) Syracuse Research Corporation (SRC)

Over the years, SRC has developed a wealth of environmental, physical, and toxicological data on chemicals. Their Fate Pointers metasearch interface searches chemical structures (~15,000), chemical names (~20,000) and fields indicating if the chemical is in one of 18 different sources including an extensive demo version of their own PHYSPROP database containings structures and physical properties for over 25,000 compounds.

7) TERA Research
Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the best use of toxicity data for risk assessment. TERA Research web site outlines the research projects undertaken by the TERA scientists. It also provides links to the full-text of published research papers and a database of international risk assessments drawn from a number of other organizations.

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