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Motherisk Helpline
The Hospital for Sick Children, 2006
Visitor Comments [Support Groups]
Motherisk counsellors share evidence-based information ... Alcohol and Substance Use Helpline ... Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy Helpline ... HIV and HIV Treatment in Pregnancy ... safety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs ... trains undergraduate and graduate students from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Toronto, as well postgraduate trainees from Canada and abroad ... Motherisk works with research partners throughout Canada and around the world ... 

Reproductive Toxicology Center, Information Ventures Inc.
Visitor Comments [for Professionals mainly]
An Information System on Environmental Hazards to Human Reproduction and Development.

Evaluation of Human Pregnancy Outcome Data
FDA/Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Visitor Comments [for Professionals mainly]
Reviewer Guidance ... U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CDER) ...

Organization of Teratology Information Services
OTIS, 2007
Visitor Comments [for Professionals mainly]

The National Teratology Information Service
Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, May 20, 2007
Service Locator

The REPRORISK® System: Overview

Links to Toxicology and Teratology Databases
Teratology Society, April 30, 2007

United States Environmental Protection Agency
EPA, August 13th, 2007

Environmental Genome Project
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, May 7, 2004

Position Statement on Environmental Health (cached)
American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR), April 17, 2006
... "freedom from illness or injury related to exposure to toxic agents and other environmental conditions that are potentially detrimental to human health " ... Numerous pollutants in the environment including contaminants such as lead, mercury, pesticides, carbon monoxide, radon, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), brominated flame retardants and solvents, can affect brain development and function and contribute to adverse health outcomes and health disparities ...

National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007

Occupational Safety and Health Professionals
Haz-Map, 2007
Occupational medicine toxicology.

Risk Assessment Information System (RAIS)
RAIS, October 12th, 2006
The RAIS contains Risk Assessment Tools and Information. The Risk Assessment Tools include: Risk-Based Preliminary Remediation Goal (PRG) calculations, a Toxicity data base, Risk Calculations, and Ecological Benchmarks.

Envirofacts Warehouse
Enivrofacts Warehouse, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, May 24th, 2006
To view a listing of chemicals that are monitored by EPA's Major Program Systems: Air (AFS), Water (PCS), Hazardous Waste (RCRIS), Superfund (CERCLIS) and Toxics Release Inventory (TRIS). Click here for a complete listing of all chemical references. Use this form to search the full text of information.

Woburn Environment and Birth Study
Bureau of Environmental Health Assessment
Public concern that contaminants (primarily trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene) in the municipal water supply were responsible for cancer and birth defects in Woburn, Massachusetts led to the Woburn Environment and Birth Study (WEBS).

Chemical Injury Information - Links
Chemical Injury Information Network (CIIN)

Landfills Are Dangerous
Rachel's Environmental & Health Weekly
Seven kinds of cancer among men and women living near 38 landfills...

Birth Defect Research: Animal Experiments Are Not the Answer
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Inherent problems with animal research. Karnofsky's Law, "any substance can harm fetal ...", calls into question the validity of animal tests. Species differences.

Frogs give warning
Peter Montague, Green Left Weekly, November 20, 1996
August 1995, when the first deformed frogs were found in south-central Minnesota. Frogs with severe birth defects, herpetologists report (96 percent at one site), the whole state appears to be affected.

TOXLINE® Database
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
Over one million references to worldwide literature on chemicals and toxicology. TOXLINE® includes references from a variety of authoritative sources. Environmental pollution, chemical testing, agents causing birth defects, food and water contamination, carcinogenic effects, occupational hazards.

American College of Toxicology

Society of Toxicology (SOT)
Society of Toxicology, 2007

International Neurotoxicology Association
INA, 2005

Behavioral Toxicology Society
BTS, 2007

The American Academy of Clinical Toxicology
The American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, 2007

National Toxicology Program
National Toxicology Program, September 30, 2005

The University of Kentucky, November 18, 2004

Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology (CIIT)
CIIT, 2006

Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR)
National Toxicology Progam, Department of Health and Human Services, August 8, 2007

TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network)
National Library of Medicine, search databases, gene-tox, toxline.

The Carcinogenic Potency Project
Carcinogenic Potency Database, August 6, 2007
Supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences through the NIEHS Center, University of California at Berkeley (UCB), and by the Department of Energy (DOE) through E. O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). It provides a single, standardized and easily accessible database that includes sufficient information on each experiment to permit investigations into many research areas of carcinogenesis.

International Toxicity Estimates for Risk (ITER) Database
Concurrent Technologies Corporation and TERA, January 3, 2007, the World of Italian Clinical Toxicology on the Internet, July 11  2007

EXTOXNET - The EXtension TOXicology NETwork
"The dose makes the poison."

Teratology Study Abstracts
National Toxicology Program

Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA), 2007
TERA is a nonprofit [501(c)(3)] corporation dedicated to the best use of toxicity data for the development of risk values.

Clinical Teratology Web
TERIS, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, February 9, 2007

CenterWatch, Inc. 2007
A clearinghouse of information about clinical trials of new drugs and treatments ...

Teratology Society
Teratology Society, July 16, 2007

European Teratology Society
E.T.S., May 22, 2007

Australian Birth Defects Society
Teratology, 1999 Aug;60(2):93-99

Teratology Society Consensus Statement on Use of Folic Acid to Reduce the Risk of Birth Defects
Teratology Society, TERATOLOGY 55: 381 (1997)
Neural tube defects are common and severe birth defects that include the fatal condition anencephaly and the disabling condition spina bifida.

A Large and Broad Collection of Links
Teratology Society, April 30, 2007

Consumers Inquire About
U. S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, March 11, 2002
Several supplements about which consumers frequently have questions: Ephedra or Ephedrine, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), Melatonin, Dieter's Teas, L-Tryptophan.

Web of Addictions
Andrew L. Homer Ph.D. and Dick Dillon, 2003
The Web of Addictions is dedicated to providing accurate information about alcohol and other drug addictions.

Addiction Resource Guide
Addiction Resource Guide, 2007
A comprehensive directory of addiction treatment facilities online.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Drug Abuse
Alan I. Trachtenberg, M.D., M.P.H. et al., National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), July 27, 2005
Definitions ... Epidemiology ... Pathophysiology ... Prevention ...

DrugScope Website
DrugScope, 2007
Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence (ISDD) and the Standing Conference on Drug Abuse (SCODA) ...

Drug Abuse in Family Practice
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), February 1, 2005
Pathophysiology ... One specific mesolimbic "reward pathway" has been identified in the brain ...

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
Food and Drug Administration, August 1, 2007
Comprehensive list of guidance documents.

Withdrawal Syndromes
Edward Newton, M.D. et al, Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center, November 15, 2005


Last Updated: 2007/08/14


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