frequently asked questions (FAQ) for Bionet.toxicology

Charles Miller rellim at
Mon Apr 2 10:58:36 EST 2001

Information for TOXICOLOGY/bionet.toxicology

USENET newsgroup name: bionet.toxicology

Mailing list name: TOXICOLOGY

E-mail address to post messages to the newsgroup: toxicol at

Moderator: Dr. Charles A. Miller, III, rellim at

TOXICOLOGY News Group Charter:

The TOXICOLOGY forum is a BIOSCI/bionet news group created for the purpose
of rapid information exchange between toxicologists and other researchers.
Appropriate topics for this forum include any kind of information that is
relevant to toxicology.

The toxicology news group will provide :
- a forum for the discussion of ideas, problems, and recent developments in
toxicological research.
- a means for obtaining research protocols, strains, molecular and chemical
- a means of developing collaborations between labs.
- a bulletin board for any announcements concerning meetings, congresses,
new informational databases, job offers, etc., that are related to the
discipline of toxicology.

Discussion topics will include (among other more specific topics):
- biotransformation of toxicants
- systemic toxicology
- teratogenesis, genetic toxicology, and carcinogenesis
- cellular, biochemical, and molecular toxicology
- environmental toxicology
- analytical and clinical toxicology
- occupational toxicology
- forensic toxicology
- regulatory toxicology and toxicological risk assessment

This news group is now moderated (edited) to eliminate extraneous messages
(spams) and commercial postings from being passed on to the participants.
Postings are not screened for accuracy or validity. Persons posting messages
should remember that they alone are responsible for the statements they

Participants shall adhere to the general regulations regarding posting to
Bionet news groups: a) individuals posting information to this forum should
use proper "netiquette", and the content of the posting should be related to
toxicology in some way, b) the forum is used only for non-commercial
purposes, c) individuals must avoid posting messages on subjects when they
have a conflict of interest in the matter.

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 Microsoft Explorer via the Internet. The web site for the news
group archive is

It is also possible to use e-mail to receive postings to the toxicology news
group. For detailed instructions on subscribing and un-subscribing 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, or contact BIOSCI by e-mail at biosci-help at

2. How do I find general information about a particular toxic agent?

There are a multitude of online 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 (

b.) Medline literature searches (free!) from the U. S. National Center for
Biotechnology Information/National Library of Medicine:

c.) Search the databases at governmental agencies....

U.S. National Institute of Health
U.S. National Inst. Of Environmental Health
U.S. National Cancer Institute
International Agency for Research on Cancer
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Center for Disease Control
U.S. National Inst. of Occupational Safety and
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
U.S. Occupational and Health Safety Administration
U.S. National Science Foundation
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

3. Are there any collections of toxicology-related web sites?

One great collection of tox-related web sites is the Hardin Meta-Directory
for Toxicology

Other tox web sites include--

EXtension TOxicology NETwork
Biological Effects of Low Level Exposures
Environmental Concepts Made Easy, Tulane-Xavier Center for
Bioenvironmental Research (info. on endocrine disruption, lead toxicity)
Institute for Environmental Toxicology, Michigan St. Univ.
Chemfinder database
Scorecard (Environmental Defense Fund)
Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA)

And you might find these society web sites useful--

Society of Toxicology
British Toxicological Society
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
European Toxicological Society
Pro Anima (alternatives to animal testing)

4. Are there any resources related to education in toxicology?

For career information on toxicology see
See Peterson's Guide for schools with toxicology programs
Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology Dept., Kansas State University
Environmental Health Sciences Dept., Tulane University

5. How do I get my favorite toxicology-related web site listed here?

Send the name of the site to Chuck Miller at rellim at 


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