Useful Links

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Internet Newsgroups of Interest to Risk Assessors

World Wide Web Home Pages of Interest to Risk Assessors:


International Sites


Private Sector, Non-Governmental Organizations

Internet Newsgroups of Interest to Risk Assessors

RISKANAL - The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Columbia-Cascades Chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis have set up this risk analysis Internet mailing list, as a service to the international risk analysis community. RISKANAL is a discussion list focused on risk analysis. RISKANAL is affiliated with the Society for Risk Analysis, a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, scholarly, international society that provides an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis. Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management and policy relating to risk, in the context of risks of concern to individuals, to public and private sector organizations, and to society as a local, regional, national, or global level. To join, send an email message to: Content of message: subscribe riskanal first_name last_name.


ToxList - to join, send message to:
Content of message: Subscribe ToxList

ToxList is an electronic group created for the discussion and dissemination of issues and information related to all fields of toxicology.


Enviro-Newsbrief - to join, send message to:
Content of message: Subscribe EnvironB-L first_name last_name

Enviro-Newsbrief provides a summary of the news that affects EPA, especially: appointments to the EPA and other environment-related appointnemts; the Council of Environmental Quality; changes to OMB's process of regulatory review; regulatory reform: "reinventing government"; environmental legislation; federal employee issues; and interagency work on environmental issues.


World Library of Toxicology- The World Library of Toxicology, Chemical Safety, and Environmental Health is a free global Web portal that provides the scientific community and public with links to major government agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, professional societies, and other groups addressing issues related to toxicology, public health, and environmental health. It seeks to overcome barriers to the sharing of information between countries by creating a partnership of national and international organizations contributing high-quality scientific information resources in toxicology and environmental health to a borderless data depository. The overall goal is to improve global public health.

Home Pages of Interest to Risk Assessors

U.S. Sites: Government


bullet U. S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Homepage

bullet California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA)

bullet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

bullet Department of Energy's (DOE's) Center for Risk Excellence. The Center develops and implements policy practices, guidance, tools, support, and training that result in risk-based decisions that protect both human health and the environment

bullet Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Contaminants Program page

bullet Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

bullet National Archives and Record Administration: Code of Federal Regulations

bullet National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

bullet National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

bullet National Institutes of Health (NIH)

bullet National Library of Medicine (NLM)

bullet National Park Service Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia

bullet National Science Foundation

bullet National Toxicology Program (NTP)

bullet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


Other U.S. Sites


The mission of the American Industrial Hygiene Association is to increase the knowledge of industrial and environmental health through interchange and dissemination of information; to bring together persons interested in the various phases of industrial and environmental health; to promote the profession through the encouragement of interest within and cooperation with governmental, industrial, educational, and other professional bodies, and to promote the study, evaluation, and control of environmental stresses arising in or from the work place or its products.


The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) is a member-based organization and community of professionals that advances worker health and safety through education and the development and dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge.


American Board of Toxicology

American College of Toxicology
The mission of the American College of Toxicology is to educate and lead professionals in industry, government and related areas of toxicology by actively promoting the exchange of information and perspectives on the current status of safety assessment and the application of new developments in toxicology.


Cumulative and Aggregate Risk Evaluation System (CARES)

A new, comprehensive, open source software program under development by the American Crop Protection Association (ACPA) to address risk assessment requirements mandated by the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA).


The Environmental Fate Data Bases (EFDB) are now available free of charge thanks to Syracuse Research Corporation and support from U.S. EPA, Procter & Gamble, and Du Pont. These online databases identify or provide all of the information necessary for assessing human or environmental exposure to chemicals from occupational and consumer use, environmental contamination, and food consumption. This is a excellent way to identify physical properties (water solubility, vp, log P, pKa, Henry's law constants, etc.), degradation or transport information, and ambient and effluent monitoring data. EFDB is comprised of several interrelated files — DATALOG, BIOLOG, CHEMFATE and BIODEG and was developed by Syracuse Research Corporation under the sponsorship of the EPA since1979.


    DATALOG is a bibliographic file that contains 18 types of environmental fate data, including information about physical properties, environmental degradation, transport processes and monitoring. The file is indexed by CAS Registry Numbers and contains over 350,000 records on over 16,000 chemicals.


    BIOLOG provides sources of microbial toxicity and data concerning biodegradation. It contains 60,000 records on 7,600 chemicals.


    CHEMFATE contains 23 data categories relating to commercially important chemical compounds, including information on environmental fate, chemical and physical properties, and monitoring data. Actual experimental values are abstracted and retained in the file. CHEMFATE contains 17,214 records on 1,728 chemicals.


    BIODEG contains experimental values derived from biodegradation studies and includes evaluation codes that can be used for predicting biodegradability. This file contains actual experimental results for approximately 1,000 chemicals.


Environmental Mutagenesis Society
The Environmental Mutagen Society (EMS) is the primary scientific society fostering research on the basic mechanisms of mutagenesis as well as on the application of this knowledge in the field of genetic toxicology.


EXtension TOXicology NETwork (EXTOXNET)
Cooperative effort among various universities to stimulate dialog on toxicology issues, and to make toxicology information available. Includes newsletter, fact sheets, chemical profiles, etc.


Through its international network of branches, ILSI works toward global harmonization and by helping to solve scientific problems that touch people in many countries and regions.


The LifeLine Group
The LifeLine Group is a not for profit organization that is the creator of LifeLine(TM) Software for the Assessment of Cumulative and Aggregate Exposures to pesticides and other chemicals.


A world leader in exposure assessment for chemicals and pesticides


Ohio Society for Risk Analysis
The Ohio Chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis (OSRA) is an officially chartered chapter of the national SRA, and maintain a membership independent of, but in association with, the national organization. They are interested in risk analysis, risk assessment and risk management and represent the academic, commercial, consultative, governmental and industrial sectors. 


Resources for the Future (RFF)
This Washington, D.C. organization includes a Center for Risk Management, and this site provides linkages to the homepages of other information


An international www publication, covering news and views on risk assessment and risk management


Toxicology News Group via the BIOSC/bionet Electronic Newsgroup Network for Biology
Choose "toxicology" from the newsgroups listed in "archives".


Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC®)


Society for Risk Analysis
The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) provides an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis. Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk.


Society of Toxicology
The Society of Toxicology is a professional and scholarly organization of scientists from academic institutions, government, and industry representing the great variety of scientists who practice toxicology in the U.S. and abroad. The Society promotes the acquisition and utilization of knowledge in toxicology, aids in the protection of public health, and facilitates disciplines. The Society has a strong commitment to education in toxicology and to the recruitment of students and new members into the profession.


International Sites

bullet Central European Environmental Data Request Facility (CEDAR)

Also provides access to other international environmental organizations and programs

bullet European Union European Chemicals Bureau

bullet The Global Information Network on Chemicals (GINC) Home Page (English version; also available in Japanese)

bullet International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

bullet International Occupational Safety & Health Information Centre (ILO-CIS)

Includes listings of online and CD-ROM databases, useful internet resources, etc.

bullet International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) - INCHEM

Includes access to Environmental Health Criteria Monographs, CICADs, JMPR monographs, and IARC monograph summaries

bullet International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA)

bullet Joint United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals (IRPTC) and World Health Organization (WHO) GEENET Web Site


bullet Risk Analysis Center

A site containing information about the wide variety of risks you face as a human being. The site contains abstracts of articles from the UK national press and international press (scanned dailyl) and scientific, technical and medical journals.

bullet UNEP Chemicals (IRPTC) Homepage

bullet United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Includes access to information about the International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals (IRPTC).

bullet World Health Organization (WHO)




bullet Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

bullet Canadian National Pollutant Release Inventory

bullet Health Canada

bullet Health Canada, Existing Substances Division

bullet Health Canada Priority Substances Assessment Program

bullet Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency

bullet Institute for Risk Research

In 1982, the Institute for Risk Research (IRR) was established to conduct research into risk management and to establish a knowledge base to assist Canadian government, public and industry in risk management decisions and policies. IRR's mission is: "To promote safety for Canadians by improving the understanding of risk and risk policy decisions".




bullet National Institute of Health Sciences (Ministry of Health and Welfare)




bullet Karolinska Institute

bullet National Institute for Working Life


The Netherlands


bullet National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection (RIVM)