Web databases for Tox

Government agencies and academic partnerships have produced high quality information in easily searchable databases :

Herbal Safety : The true identify of herbs of importance.
University of Texas El Paso, Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program, & Paso del Norte Health Foundation.Highly recommended for community health education.

  • To explain the need for factual information about herbal products used internationally, but with emphasis on the United Sates-Mexico border.  — home page
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Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System
Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility (CBIF). Very comprehensive coverage includes most North American plants.

  • Interactive Search feature allows combination of symptom, plant part, plant family and toxic chemicals.
  • Other search options include common name, scientific name, plant parts, plant family.
  • Entries include nomenclature, chemical properties, list of symptoms, and links to google images of the plant.


ITER example table MAR MARKER
International Toxicity Estimates for Risk (ITER) Database
Provides Human Health Risk Factors for 680 chemicals of international concern. The ITER presents information in tabular format for comparison between the different agencies assessing health risk.

  • — home page.

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