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Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry ToxFAQs(TM)
ToxFAQs is a series of summaries about hazardous substances being developed by ATSDR's Division of Toxicology. Information for this series is excerpted from the ATSDR Toxicological Profiles and Public Health Statements. Each fact sheet serves as a quick and easy to understand guide. Answers are provided to the most frequently asked questions about exposure to hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites and the effects of exposure on human health.

Tox Town provides information in non-technical language on many well-known chemicals found in everyday locations. Chemical information is provided from the TOXNET and MedlinePlus resources of the National Library of Medicine, as well as other authoritative sources.

EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) contains summaries of hazard assessments and EPA regulatory information on over 500 specific chemicals. It is a key source for descriptive and quantitative hazard/risk information, such as oral reference doses and inhalation reference concentrations for chronic, non-carcinogenic health effects; oral slope factors and unit risk for chronic exposure to carcinogens; EPA drinking water health advisories; and summaries of EPA regulatory actions. The system is useful in the risk assessment process.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) TOXNET System makes TRI data and health information accessible to concerned citizens and to businesses and organizations interested in environmental or public health issues. TOXNET provides access to databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

USEPA Chemical Data Access Tool (CDAT) helps you find health and safety information submitted to EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This information is part of EPA's effort to increase transparency in TSCA information held by the agency and is intended for individuals interested in learning more about chemicals that are manufactured or imported into the United States.

Alaska Traditional Knowledge and Native Foods Database is a tool allowing you to gather information on your community, or similar communities in Alaska. You can read about different contaminants, look up references to other studies, investigate tables showing levels of resource usage or possible levels of contaminants, and customize a search of the databases for places or resources of particular interest to you.

Corrosion Doctors provides information on hazardous substances that are corrosive in order to improve the general awareness of what corrosion is all about, from complicated processes that are at play even behind the simplest corrosion reactions to the impact corrosion may have on systems (pipelines, cars, central heating, etc.) and human health (implants, allergies, toxic metal, etc.).