FAQ for bionet.toxicology

Charles Miller rellim at tulane.edu
Mon Feb 7 22:09:06 EST 2005


USENET newsgroup name: bionet.toxicology


Mailing list name: TOXICOLOGY


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


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


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 literature, ideas, problems, and 
recent
    developments in toxicological research.
    - a means for obtaining research protocols, strains, molecular and
  chemical
    reagents.
    - a means of developing collaborations between labs.
    - a bulletin board for any announcements concerning meetings,
  congresses,
    new 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 make.


  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 http://www.bio.net/hypermail/toxicol/ .


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
http://www.bio.net , or contact BIOSCI by e-mail at
  biosci-help at net.bio.net.


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 (http://www.bio.net/hypermail/toxicol )


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 governmental agencies....


U.S. National Institute of Health http://www.nih.gov
    U.S. National Inst. Of Environmental Health
    Sciences http://www.niehs.nih.gov
    U.S. National Cancer Institute http://www.nci.nih.gov
    International Agency for Research on Cancer http://www.iarc.fr
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov
    U.S. Center for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov
    U.S. National Inst. of Occupational Safety and
    Health http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/
    U.S. Occupational and Health Safety Administration 
http://www.osha.gov
    U.S. National Science Foundation http://www.nsf.gov
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov
    U.S. Dept. of Agriculture http://www.usda.gov
    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission http://www.nrc.gov


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, http://www.arcade.uiowa.edu/hardin-www/md-tox.html .


Other tox web sites include--


EXtension TOXicology NETwork, http://ace.orst.edu/info/extoxnet/
    Biological Effects of Low Level Exposures, 
http://www.belleonline.com./
    Environmental Concepts Made Easy, Tulane-Xavier Center for
    Bioenvironmental Research (info. on endocrine disruption, lead
  toxicity)
http://www1.omi.tulane.edu/ECME/default.html
    Institute for Environmental Toxicology, Michigan St. Univ.,
http://www.iet.msu.edu/
    Chemfinder database http://www.chemfinder.com
    Scorecard (Environmental Defense Fund) http://www.scorecard.org/
    Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) http://www.tera.org/


And you might find these society web sites useful--


Society of Toxicology, http://www.toxicology.org
    British Toxicological Society, http://www.bts.org/toxicology/
    Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry,
  http://www.setac.org/
    European Toxicological Society, http://www.uta.fi/eurotox/


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


For career information on toxicology see http://www.toxicology.org
    See Peterson's Guide for schools with toxicology programs,
http://www.petersons.com/
    Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology Dept., Kansas State University,
http://www.vet.ksu.edu/depts/dmp/index.htm
    Environmental Health Sciences Dept., Tulane University,
http://www.ehs.tulane.edu/


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 tulane.edu


Charles A. Miller III, Ph.D.
  Environmental Health Sciences Department
  Room 374 J.B. Johnston Bldg.
  Tulane Univ. School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  1430 Tulane Ave.
  New Orleans, LA 70112
  504-988-6942, rellim at tulane.edu


Charles A. Miller III, Ph.D.
Environmental Health Sciences Department
Room 374 J.B. Johnston Bldg.
Tulane Univ. School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1430 Tulane Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112
504-988-6942, rellim at tulane.edu
Web page: http://home.bellsouth.net/p/PWP-chuckmiller
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