Thursday, April 29, 2010

EPA Launches Toxicity Reference Data Database

ToxRefDB (Toxicity Reference Database) captures thousands of in vivo animal toxicity studies on hundreds of chemicals. The database:
Stores detailed study design, dosing, and observed treatment-related effects using standardized vocabulary.
Provides detailed chemical toxicity data, for the first time, in a publically accessible and searchable format.
Enables linkages to other public hazard, exposure and risk resources by integrating with ACToR (Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource).
Captures over 30 years and $2 billion of animal testing results.
Connects to another EPA chemical screening tool called ToxCast, a multi-year, multi-million dollar effort that uses advanced science tools to help efficiently (~$20K per chemical) understand biological processes impacted by chemicals that may lead to adverse health effects.
Visit EPA Toxicity Reference Database.