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Information sources

INFORMATION SOURCES


Section 6 : World Wide Web Sites


Category 2 - Information / Networks


Name of site/organisation:

Belgian Biosafety Server, Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Brussels, Belgium

Web address:

http://biosafety.ihe.be/

Information:

Provides a wide range of information on activities in the field of biotechnology, including risk assessment, both on a national and international level. Lists publications, experts, legislation and institutions.


Name of site/organisation:

Bioline Publications

Web address:

http://www.bdt.org.br/bioline/

Information:

Bioline Publications is an electronic publishing service, providing journals, reports, books, technical documents, conference proceedings and newsletters in many fields including; biotechnology, toxicology and environmental sciences.


Name of site/organisation:

Cancer Related Links

Web address:

http://www.onlinehealthcaredegrees.com/

Information:

Vast amounts of information and links to government servers, institutes, educational establishments all cancer related.


Name of site/organisation:

CEC COM (95) 624 Progress Report on Implementation of the Fifth Environmental Action Programme (especially chapter 3)

Web address:

http://europa.eu.int/en/comm/dg11/env-act5/prog-rep.htm

Information:

Provides information on the work of the European Commission in regard to industrial risks (chemicals and biotechnology) and nuclear safety and radiation protection in response to the requirements of Agenda 21.


Name of site/organisation:

CORDIS - EC R&D Information Service

Web address:

http://www2.cordis.lu/cordis/home.html

Information:

Provides information on EU Research and Technological Development programmes and details of how to access the Cordis database of research projects - on-line or CD-ROM.


Name of site/organisation:

DG XII Biotechnology Information

Web address:

http://www.cec.lu/en/comm/dg12/biot1.html

Information:

Provides information on the work of DG XII in the field of biotechnology - programmes/activities, publications, courses, networks.


Name of site/organisation:

DTi Bioguide - Department of the Environment

Web address:

http://dtiinfo1.dti.gov.uk/bioguide/doe.htm

Information:

Provides information on the responsibilities of the DoE in the UK regarding the release and marketing of GMOs (risk assessments). Legislation, advice, research, contacts, publications.


Name of site/organisation:

EcoNet's Toxics, Hazards & Wastes Resources

Web address:

http://www.econet.apc.org/toxic/

Information:

Provides a lot of information in the toxicology field by way of links to other sites, including information sources on databases, MSDS, and organisations involved in work on toxic hazards, etc.


Name of site/organisation:

Envirolink

Web address:

http://www.envirolink.org/

Information:

Search for risk assessment produces interesting results -Rachel's Hazardous Waste News and Environment and Health weekly. Predominantly American.


Name of site/organisation:

Environmental Chemicals Data and Information Network

Web address:

Internet:

http://ulisse.ei.jrc.it/Ecdin/Ecdin.html

Information:

Searchable chemicals database.


Name of site/organisation:

European Union and the New Biotechnology: Managing Environmental Risks

Web address:

http://biosafety.ihe.be/GB/AbouEur2.html

Information:

Describes in detail the European Union policy and procedures on the safety assessment of GMOs for contained use and intentional release into the environment with specific reference to the two relevant Directives on GMOs.


Name of site/organisation:

EXtension TOXicology NETwork

Web address:

http://ace.ace.orst.edu/info/extoxnet/ghindex.html

Information:

Provides toxicological information via searchable datasets including Pesticide Information Profiles, Toxicological Information Briefs, Fact sheets, resources, news, newsletters.


Name of site/organisation:

Friends of the Earth UK Chemical Release Inventory

Web address:

http://www.foe.co.uk/cri/

Information:

Database of chemical releases for major industrial sites in England and Wales.


Name of site/organisation:

Global Information Network on Chemicals - Homepage

Web address:

http://www.nihs.go.jp/GINC/

Information:

From this homepage you can explore large amounts of useful information sources provided by both international organisations and national institutions collaborating for safe control of chemicals.


Name of site/organisation:

Hazardous Chemicals Database

Web address:

http://odin.chemistry.uakron.edu/erd/

Information:

Hazardous chemical database


Name of site/organisation:

HazDat Database - ATSDR

Web address:

http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov:8080/hazdat.html#A3.1

Information:

Searchable database for information on superfund sites in the U.S and toxicological information on several hundred substances.


Name of site/organisation:

Medweb

Web address:

http://www.gen.emory.edu/medweb/medweb.toxicology.html

Information:

This site provides access to a vast amount of information on human health related subjects such as toxicology, radiation, biotechnology. Provides comprehensive listings of web sites and links.


Name of site/organisation:

Reporting on Risk - A Journalist's Handbook on Environmental Risk Assessment

Web address:

http://www.facsnet.org/report_tools/guides_primers/risk/main.html

Information:

Comprehensive breakdown of the risk assessment process from the US angle. Describes the steps in risk assessment and discusses the roles of risk management and risk communication.


Name of site/organisation:

RiskWorld

Web address:

http://www.riskworld.com/

Information:

"An international World Wide Web publication providing news and information on the identification, critical analysis, and management of risks. The topics covered include risks to human health and the natural environment, as well as economic, financial, social, and political risks." This is a really interesting site containing a vast amount of information - links to professional organisations (companies, consultants, universities), lists of publications, new software, and much much more!


Name of site/organisation:

Toxicodynamic Health and Environmental Risk Assessment Programme of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Web address:

http://w3.pnl.gov:2080/health/molbio/thera.html#use

Information:

Page describing the work and objectives of this research programme in the US.


Name of site/organisation:

UNEP Directory of Organisations and Institutes Active in Environmental Monitoring

Web address:

http://www.gsf.de/UNEP/contents.html

Information:

Provides a directory of organisations and institutes involved in environmental monitoring and assessment throughout the world. Countries are listed A-Z.


Name of site/organisation:

UNEP International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals (IRPTC)

Web address:

http://www.unep.ch/irptc.html

Information:

The site provides comprehensive information on the IRPTC; why it was formed, objectives, activities including details of the development of data profiles on chemical substances and the databank - how to access it, etc. and a list of publications.


Name of site/organisation:

University of Utah Material Safety and Data Sheets

Web address:

gopher://gopher.chem.utah.edu:70/11/MSDS

Information:

A-Z list of data sheets on substances.

Name of site/organisation:

US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Science Corner

Web address:

http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov:8080/cx.html

Information:

"ATSDR Science Corner" is an HTML (HyperText Markup Language) document (MENU) developed to search the Internet for information resources that are free, in the public domain, and relate to environmental health issues of concern toATSDR. The primary focus of "ATSDR Science Corner" is to find and share global information resources on the linkage between human exposure to hazardous chemicals and adverse human health effects. Lots of information including the Toxfaqs Database freely accessible on the Internet providing information on the toxicity and human health effects of several chemicals in fact sheet format and a section on risk assessment.


Name of site/organisation:

WWW Virtual Library - Biotechnology

Web address:

http://www.cato.com/interweb/cato/biotech/bio-info.html

Information:

General/Information Sources on Biotechnology including other Biotechnology Directories.


Name of site/organisation:

WWW Virtual Library - Biotechnology

Web address:

http://www.cato.com/interweb/cato/biotech/bio-res.html

Information:

A list of biotechnology research institutes providing information on the web.


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