FAQ for Bionet.toxicology

Chuck Miller rellim at MAILHOST.TCS.TULANE.EDU
Tue Nov 2 19:56:51 EST 1999


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Bionet.Toxicology News 
Group

1. How do I participate in the Bionet.Toxicology News Group?
The simple way to participate is by using a web browser such
as Netscape Navigator or MS Explorer via the Internet. The
web site is http://www.bio.net/hypermail/TOXICOLOGY.

It is also possible to use e-mail to receive postings to the
tox news group. For detailed instructions on subscribing and
unsubscribing to e-mail list servers, how to post messages,
what subject matter is appropriate, network etiquette, and
other topics, see the Bionet web site at
http://www.bio.net, or contact BIOSCI by e-mail at
biosci-help at net.bio.net.

2. How do I find information about a particular toxic agent?
There are a multitude of on-line resources that can provide
you with useful toxicological information. For starters try
these:

a.) Search the Bionet.Toxicology Archive of previous
postings via the web site
(http://www.bio.net/hypermail/TOXICOLOGY).

b.) Medline literature searches (free!) from the U. S.
National Center for Biotechnology Information/National
Library of Medicine http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/

c.) Search the databases at the major governmental
agencies....
http://www.nih.gov
http://www.niehs.nih.gov
http://www.nci.nih.gov
http://www.iarc.fr
http://www.epa.gov
http://www.cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html
Of particular interest is
http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov:8080/atsdrhome.html
http://www.osha.gov
http://www.nsf.gov

3. Are there any general collections of toxicology-related
web sites?
One great collection of tox-related information is the
Hardin Meta-Directory for Toxicology...
http://www.arcade.uiowa.edu/hardin-www/md-tox.html.

Low Level Effects of Toxic Agents...
http://www.belleonline.com./

Environmental Concepts Made Easy...
http://www1.omi.tulane.edu/ECME/default.html

Society/Organization Web Sites:
http://www.toxicology.org
http://www.bts.org/toxicology/
http://www.setac.org/
http://www.uta.fi/eurotox/
http://www/ciit.com

4. Are there any resources related to education in
toxicology?
For a self-test, try the toxicology tutor......
http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/tox640/mainmenu.htm

For career information in toxicology......
http://www.toxicology.org/guide1.html

Check out Peterson's Guide for educational programs......
http://www.petersons.com/

Dr. Charles A. Miller III, rellim at mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu
Dept. Environmental Health Sciences, SL29
Tulane-Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research and
Tulane Univ. School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1430 Tulane Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504)585-6942, fax (504)584-1726
Bionet.toxicology newsgroup:
http://www.bio.net/hypermail/TOXICOLOGY




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