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RA 1193 Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

EXTOXNET - The EXtension TOXicology NETwork

Summary:
EXTOXNET -- The EXtension TOXicology NETwork is a service of the Agricultural Chemistry Extension of Oregon State University and seeks to "...stimulate dialog[ue] on toxicology issues, develop and make available information relevant to extension toxicology, and facilitate the exchange of toxicology-related information in electronic form, accessible to all with access to the Internet." Information provided within the site features "[v]arious types of pesticide toxicology and environmental chemistry information...discussions of toxicology issues of concern...toxicology newsletters; other resources for toxicology information; toxicology fact sheets; Pesticide Information Profiles (PIPs); and Toxicology Information Briefs (TIBs)."
Within the site's main page are a global search engine and browsing links. To conduct a global search, a user will find an information link, searching tips, and a keyword field, which opens a specialized searching page. Those wishing to browse major topics will find: (1) pesticide information files; (2) toxicology information briefs; (3) toxicology issues of concern; (4) factsheets; (5) news about toxicology issues; (6) newsletters; (7) resources for toxicology information; and (8) technical information. Selecting a topic then reveals a search page solely for this category. Links are provided, within the query page, to searching information and searching tips.
Under the search field area, a list of subcategories is provided. Selecting an item from this group then opens the toxicology document. Searching results will vary greatly among documents. At the bottom of the site's main page are links to general site information and to information on site operating software.
The site is sponsored by the Agricultural Chemistry Extension Division; Oregon State University; Corvallis, Oregon.
To Search:
Select global search engine or browsing links area; follow onscreen links to view desired information.

RA1224.5.C35 Toxicological Emergencies

American Association of Poison Control Centers

Summary:
This website provides basic information about the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and its constituent centers. It contains entries for approximately 40 centers, each consisting of names, cities and telephone numbers.
The entries for poison control centers are listed alphabetically by state. A few have links to websites dealing specifically with that center. Links to the AAPCC homepage and a list of foreign centers are located at the top, under the title. A link to the University of Pittsburgh's Toxicology Resource Homepage is located at the end of the file.
This site is maintained by the University of Pittsburgh's Toxocology Treatment Program.
To Search:
Scroll through the alphabetized list of poison control centers. Click on the appropriate links to find out more about the AAPCC, the University of Pittsburgh's toxicology program, or foreign centers.
Contributed by:
Anthony I. Ames, Iowa State University

RA 1270.P4 Special Poisons and Groups of Poisons. Pesticides

Pesticide Poisoning Handbook

Summary:
The Pesticide Poisoning Handbook, authored by Donald P. Morgan, is a publication of the Florida Agricultural Information Retrieval System (FAIRS), located at the University of Florida. The guide is designed to provide information on how to distinguish, manage, and identify pesticide poisoning in various forms. Access to the handbook occurs through its table of contents, displayed in the site's main page.
Topics open for viewing include: (1) The Index to Pesticide Poisoning by Symptoms and Signs; (2) rodenticides; (3) miscellaneous pesticides; (4) fungicides; (5) organophosphates; (6) N-Methyl Carbamate insecticides; (7) solid organochlorine insecticides; (8) insecticides of biological origin; (9) other insecticides; (10) arsencial pesticides; (11) chlorophenoxy herbicides; (12) nitrophenolic and nitrocresolic herbicides; (13) pentachlorophenol; (14) paraquat and diquat; (15) other herbicides; (16) fumigants; and (17) The Index of Chemical and Product Names. The first link, the index for symptoms and signs of poisoning, opens to reveal a table of contents, with focus on the body organ or system affected by the poison. Users should select the topic of interest to view contents. Likewise, the last link, to the index of chemical and product names, opens to reveal an alphabetical index. Users select a category of interest to see a display of chemical names for that letter. Selecting a name then reveals the full entry for the chemical.
Within topics from the table of contents, selecting a pesticide or herbicide form opens to reveal a sublevel listing of topics, which are forms, instances, or manifestations of the poison. Selecting a topic from this second listing then reveals the full record, which discusses: toxicology, affects of the poison, absorption confirmation, products which contain the poison, and instructions on how to manage the exposure to the poison. At the bottom of the site are links to the divisions of the FAIRS WWW site: its homepage, search engine, general information area, e-mail area, and survey form.
The site is maintained by the Florida Agricultural Information Retrieval System (FAIRS); the University of Florida; Gainesville, Florida.
To Search:
Select topic of interest from table of contents. Then select subtopic of interest to view complete records. When searching either of the two indexes, follow onscreen links to view records.
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