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Information on potential adverse effects of drugs, poisons, and environmental substances


This guide aims to provide faculty, health care practitioners and students with major toxicology resources related to drugs, poisons, and potential environmental substances.

It focuses on biomedical and health care settings.

Featured Resource (Toxicology)

Household Products Database -

This database links over 16,000 consumer brands to health effects from Safety Data Sheets (formerly Material Safety Data Sheets), provided by manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients. The database is designed to help answer the following typical questions:

  • What are the chemical ingredients and their percentage in specific brands?
  • Which products contain specific chemical ingredients?
  • Who manufactures a specific brand? How do I contact this manufacturer?
  • What are the acute and chronic effects of chemical ingredients in a specific brand?
  • What other information is available about chemicals in the toxicology-related databases of the National Library of Medicine?

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Comments, Suggestions?

If you have a suggestion,  title or resource that you would like to see added, please email Janice Flahiff at OR Jerry Natal at 
Thank you!


A special thank you to Janice Flahiff, Reference Librarian for originally authoring this guide.