FAQ for Bionet.toxicology newsgroup

Charles Miller rellim at tulane.edu
Thu Jan 13 23:06:32 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
Web page: http://home.bellsouth.net/p/PWP-chuckmiller
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