Fwd: ITER joins TOXNET

Charles Miller rellim at tulane.edu
Thu Apr 22 13:40:04 EST 2004

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> From: Jacqueline Patterson <patterson at TERA.ORG>
> Date: April 22, 2004 8:30:47 AM CDT
> Subject: ITER joins TOXNET
> Reply-To: General Toxicology Discussions <TOXLIST at ESC.SYRRES.COM>
> The International Toxicity Estimates for Risk(ITER)Database Joins the 
> National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) TOXNET System
> The Result: An Expanding Web Resource on Comparative Risk Information, 
> Which Includes Data from Additional Organizations
> (Cincinnati, OH) – Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) is 
> pleased to announce the recent addition of its International Toxicity 
> Estimates for Risk (ITER) Database (http://www.TERA.org/ITER) to the 
> National Library of Medicine's (NLM) TOXNET system, 
> (http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov).  ITER is a free Internet database of 
> human health risk values for over 600 chemicals of environmental 
> concern.  The addition of ITER to TOXNET is a benefit to both 
> organizations and results in an enhanced risk resource. As part of 
> TOXNET,ITER can now be searched by chemical synonym and via free 
> text.  In addition, a multi-file searching function will soon be added 
> and will allow a single query to be run against multiple toxicological 
> databases, includingITER.  Links to TOXLINE will allow users to obtain 
> current literature references and abstracts onITERchemicals. ITER has 
> strengthened and broadened TOXNET’s data in support of risk assessment 
> by its incorporation of sound risk values from highly regarded 
> national and international organizations.
> In addition to users now having the choice of accessingITER directly 
> from theTERA web site or through the TOXNET system,TERA also announces 
> the addition of new data from a number of additional organizations.  
> These new data will strengthenITER by providing additional risk values 
> for existing chemicals, as well as expanding the coverage of chemicals 
> with unique assessments from these organizations.
> TERA is delighted to announce the upcoming addition of data to 
> ITERfrom NSF International (www.nsf.org).  NSF International, an 
> independent, not-for-profit global leader in providing public health 
> and safety risk management solutions, develops both noncancer and 
> cancer oral risk assessment documents.  Data from these publications 
> will be added toITER during 2004 through a joint partnership between 
> the two organizations.
> TERA is in the process of adding cancer classifications to ITERfrom 
> the International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC) Monographs 
> (http://monographs.iarc.fr/).  This work has been made possible by 
> in-kind support provided toTERA by both IARC and Concurrent 
> Technologies Corporation(CTC, www.ctc.com), as well as a financial 
> contribution from the National Institute of Environmental Health 
> Sciences (NIEHS,www.niehs.nih.gov).
> Finally,TERA has recently added risk data to ITERfrom the National 
> Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The 
> Netherlands.  RIVM develops human-toxicological risk limits (i.e., 
> maximum permissible risk levels, MPRs) for a variety of chemicals 
> based on chemical assessments that are compiled in the framework of 
> the Dutch government program on risks in relation to soil quality.  
> The RIVM MPRs that were updated in 2001 and published in "Baars AJ et 
> al. 2001.Re-evaluation of human-toxicological maximum permissible risk 
> levels.RIVM report no. 711701025, National Institute of Public Health 
> and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands, March 2001" 
> (available athttp://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/711701025.pdf), 
> have recently been added to ITER.  RIVM has provided in-kind support 
> toTERA to make this addition possible. 
> For furtherITERupdates and announcements please see the ITER"What's 
> New" page athttp://www.TERA.org/ITER/what's%20new.htm.
> Contacts:
> Andrea Wullenweber, Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) 
> 425-486-1769,wullenweber at tera.org
> Philip Wexler, Toxicology and Environmental Health Information 
> Program, National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of 
> Health (NIH) 301-496-6346,wexlerp at mail.nlm.nih.gov
> Jacqueline Patterson,TERA

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