Information Sources

Access to these ebooks is available to current Clarkson students, faculty, and staff. You can read them online, or download to your mobile device. 

Community members that are not Clarkson-affiliated are welcome to guest access to the library computers to sit and read on site. 

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Dict. of Substances & Their Effects

Patty’s Toxicology

Environmental Toxicology

EPA Exposure Factors Handbook: 2011 ed. 
* See also rolling updates 

Environmental Epidemiology

Statistical Methods in Environmental Epidemiology

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) 
Toxicological profiles (info about contaminants found at hazardous wast sites), substances lists, resources, and maps; chemical classifications and health exposures effects. Agency is part of the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

California Department of Toxic Substances Control 
Includes list of “Emerging Chemicals of Concern” (ECCs) and links to other useful environmental sites.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 
CDC is one of the major operating components of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. CDC addresses a multitude of issues regarding health, safety, and security through scientific and medical investigation, education and care.

CDC Exposure Report  
National report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals.

Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (CRW)
A software program you can use to find out about the chemical reactivity of thousands of common hazardous chemicals. From US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

A free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 57 million structures from hundreds of data sources.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
US agency that addresses the protection human health and the environment. The EPA creates and enforces regulations for this purpose based on Congressional laws.

EPA Chemical Data Access Tool (CDAT) 
Information on chemical health and safety data received by the EPA and the EPA assessments and regulatory actions for specific chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

EPA Chemical Data Reporting Fact Sheets 
Chemical data reporting under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Epidemiology Data & Statistics 
A comprehensive list of sources for health/epidemiology/population data and statistics, both domestic and international. (A guide provided by the Tulane University Libraries)

IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System) 
EPA database that identifies and characterizes health hazards of chemicals found in the environment. IRIS assessments can cover a chemical, a group of related chemicals, or a complex mixture.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 
This links to Epidemiology Branch of NIH (US Nat’l Institutes for Health). Investigates a wide range of health effects with potential links to environmental exposures.

National Technical Information Services Reports (NTIS) 
The largest central resource for US government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information. Access to over 3 million publications covering 350 subject areas.

National Toxicology Program (NTP) 
An agency of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. Coordinates toxicology research and testing and evaluates agents of public heath concern.

Toxicity ForeCaster Data (ToxCastDB) 
EPA’s most updated, publicly available high-throughput toxicity data on thousands of chemicals. This data is generated through the EPA’s ToxCast resesarch effort. ToxCast is part of the Toxicology in the 21st Century (Tox21) federal collaboration. All data is available for download and includes about dozen data sets.

Tox Town  
Information on everyday locations you might find toxic chemicals, non-technical descriptions of chemicals, links to authoritative chemical information, links to internet resources on environmental health topics. From the National Library of Medicine. 

US Consumer Product Safety Commission  
US agency that addresses protection of the public against unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with consumer products. Develops industry standards for products, conducts research on potential product hazards, informs and educates consumers.


World Health Organization (WHO)