What Happened to TOXNET? An Update on Web Resources for the Occupational Health Professional

Have you been wondering what happened to TOXNET? Enterprise Health’s chief product evangelist, Rich Hammel, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACOEM and his fellow panelists answered this question at the 2021 Virtual American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) on May 3, 2021. Dr. Hammel’s presentation session was titled What Happened to TOXNET? An Update on Web Resources for the Occupational Health Professional.

What is TOXNET?

TOXNET was a commonly used group of databases provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website to cover chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology. As part of a broad reorganization of the National Library of Medicine, toxicology information has been integrated into other products and services.


Where to find toxicology resources 

During the presentation, Dr. Hammel, along with colleagues Pertti J. Hakkinen, Ph.D., F-SRA, Shoshana Zheng, D.O., MAJ, MC, and Jay A. Brown, MD, MPH, provided an in-depth update on the change and how to navigate the new landscape of web resources for occupational and environmental toxicology. 


Specifically, the panel shared the major public health web resources available online to practitioners in the domain of occupational and environmental toxicology. Attendees gained an understanding of what toxicology resources can be found on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and National Library of Medicine websites.


AOHC Virtual 2021 offered world-class education opportunities

AOHC is the premier professional meeting for physicians and other health professionals who have an interest in the fields of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). It is also the annual membership meeting for ACOEM’s members. Due to the COVID pandemic, this year ACOEM delivered a virtual conference experience that allowed registrants to obtain the world-class education they expect from AOHC and discover new ways to connect with colleagues and leaders in the field of occupational and environmental medicine.