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View Resource Toxicity Testing

This learning activity from the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) will help students understand the impacts of pollution in an ecosystem and the effects those substances can have on those who live there. The class will define basic routes of entry as well as the toxicological effects of chemicals on the body. The activity should take about 50 minutes to set up, and is...

View Resource Toxicological Profiles

The Federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) produces "toxicological profiles" for hazardous substances found at National Priorities List (NPL) sites. These hazardous substances are ranked based on frequency of occurrence at NPL sites, toxicity, and potential for human exposure. Toxicological profiles are developed from a priority list of 275 substances. This site contains...

View Resource Exploring TOXMAP Data in the Classroom

This resource explains TOXMAP environmental toxicology data and how to access, manipulate, and use it in the classroom. TOXMAPS are online environmental health maps published by the United States National Library of Medicine. They allow users to create and view maps of chemicals released into the air, ground, and water. Maps show the locations of facilities that have had chemical releases, and...

View Resource ECOTOX Database System

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides this database of chemical toxicity. Three individual EPA databases are combined to provide information on chemical-specific toxicity values for aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals. Users can search for research reports by chemical name, species name, or environmental effect. The site has informative help files and browse features. This...

View Resource American College of Medical Toxicology

The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise in medical toxicology, whose mission is to ensure that patients exposed to poisons and toxic substances receive optimal care.

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