Category : Various Text files
Archive   : NLM-INFO.ZIP
Filename : TOX.TXT

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National Library of Medicine
MAY 1993

TIP Mission The Toxicology Information Program (TIP) was established in 1967 at
the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in response to
recommendations made in the 1966 report "Handling of
Toxicological Information," prepared by the President's
Science Advisory Committee. The objectives of the
Program are to: (1) create automated toxicology data
banks, and (2) provide toxicology information and data
services. TIP provides online services, responds to
queries, sponsors publications, and supports the
information requirements of other Federal agencies.

TIP Online Services TIP provides several online, interactive retrieval
services in toxicology and related areas as part of
NLM's Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System
(MEDLARS_). Some of the databases(*) are part of the
Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET_).

ChemID_ (Chemical Identification File) serves as an
authority file for the identification of over 260,000
chemical substances cited in NLM databases. For a given
substance, ChemID provides CAS Registry Numbers and
chemical names, both of which can be used as search
terms to enhance retrieval in the subsequent search of
other NLM databases.

CHEMLINE_ (Chemical Dictionary Online) is a chemical
Dictionary with over 1 million records on chemical
substances found in various NLM files, as well as in the
EPA Toxic Substances Control Act Inventory. It contains
chemical names, synonyms, Chemical Abstracts Service
(CAS) Registry Numbers, molecular formulas, NLM file
locators and, where appropriate, ring structure

TOXLINE_ (Toxicology Information Online) and TOXLIT_
(Toxicology Literature from Special Sources) are
bibliographic data bases covering the pharmacological,
biochemical, physiological, and toxicological effects of
drugs and other chemicals. TOXLINE and TOXLIT, and
their respective backfiles, TOXLINE65 and TOXLIT65,
together contain over 3 million citations, almost all
with abstracts and/or index terms and CAS Registry

DIRLINE_ (Directory Of Information Resources Online) is
an online directory file with over 14,000 records on
resource centers, primarily health-science related,
which are willing to respond to public inquiries in
their specialty areas. Includes DBIR_ (Directory of
Biotechnology Resources).

HSDB_* (Hazardous Substances Data Bank) HSDB is a factual
data bank focusing upon the toxicology of over 4300
potentially hazardous chemicals. In addition to
toxicity data, the file carries information in the area
of emergency handling procedures, environmental fate,
human exposure, detection methods, and regulatory
requirements. The file is fully referenced and peer-
reviewed by a Scientific Review Panel composed of expert
toxicologists and other scientists. HSDB is co-
supported by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease
Registry (ATSDR).

TRI* (Toxic Chemical Release Inventory) TRI contains
information on the annual estimated releases of toxic
chemicals to the environment. It is mandated by the
Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know Act and is
based upon data submitted to the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) from industrial facilities
around the country. These data include names and
addresses of the facilities, and the amounts of certain
toxic chemicals they release to the air, water, or land
or transfer to waste sites. There is information on
over 300 chemicals and chemical categories. Pollution
prevention data will be added in the near future.

TRIFACTS* (Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Facts)
supplements the environmental release data on chemicals
in the TRI series of files, with information related to
the health and ecological effects, and safety and
handling of these chemicals. There is a TRIFACTS record
for most TRI chemicals. The data may be especially
useful to workers, employers, community residents and
health professionals.

IRIS* (Integrated Risk Information System) IRIS is an
online database built by the Environmental Protection
Agency. It contains EPA carcinogenic and non-
carcinogenic health risk and regulatory information on
over 600 chemicals. The risk assessment data have been
scientifically reviewed by groups of EPA scientists and
represent EPA consensus. IRIS also contains EPA
Drinking Water Health Advisories, chemical and physical
properties, and references.

RTECS_* (Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical
Substances) RTECS contains toxic effects data on over
117,000 chemicals. Both acute and chronic effects are
covered, including data on skin/eye irritation,
carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, and reproductive
consequences. The file is built and maintained by the
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

CCRIS* (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information
System) Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute,
CCRIS contains scientifically evaluated data derived
from carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion and
tumor inhibition tests on some 4,000 chemicals.

GENE-TOX* (Genetic Toxicology) is an online data bank
created by the Environmental Protection Agency with
genetic toxicology test results on over 4,000 chemicals.
In the field of genetic toxicology, selected
mutagenicity assay systems and the source literature are
reviewed by work panels of scientific experts for each
of the test systems under evaluation, and the GENE-TOX
data bank is the product of these data review
activities. Each test system in GENE-TOX has been peer
reviewed and is referenced.

DART_* (Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology) DART
is a bibliographic database covering literature on
teratology and other aspects of developmental
toxicology. It is produced by NLM and funded by EPA and
the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
(NIEHS). DART contains over 14,000 citations to
literature published since 1989. DART is a continuation

ETICBACK* (Environmental Teratology Information Center
Backfile) ETICBACK is a bibliographic database covering
teratology literature. It was produced by the Oak Ridge
National Laboratory (ORNL) and funded by ATSDR, EPA, and
NIEHS. ETICBACK contains over 49,000 citations to
literature published from 1950-1989. It is a continued
by DART.

EMICBACK* (Environmental Mutagen Information Center
Backfile) EMICBACK (the backfile for EMIC) is a
bibliographic database on chemical, biological, and
physical agents that have been tested for genotoxic
activity. This database is produced by ORNL and funded
by EPA and NIEHS. EMICBACK contains over 75,000
citations to literature published from 1950-1990.

TIP Contact Inquiries about the Toxicology Information Program or
any of its products or services should be addressed to:

National Library of Medicine
Specialized Information Services
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
Telephone: (301) 496-1131

  3 Responses to “Category : Various Text files
Archive   : NLM-INFO.ZIP
Filename : TOX.TXT

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: