Some External Links of Interest
Websites that may be of interest to environmental toxicologists and chemists:
- Science and Technology Australia promotes public understanding of science in the community and influence policy for the economic, environmental and social benefit of Australia
- The Black Mountain Declaration on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Australian Waters 2007, published jointly on CSIRO and Land & Water Australia web sites.
- The Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), responsible for the registration of agricultural and veterinary chemicals in Australia, can be accessed at http://www.apvma.gov.au
- Environment Australia home page at http://www.environment.gov.au covers many and varied issues ranging from chemical risk assessment through to environmental management.
- USEPA publications list, at http://www.epa.gov/clariton/clhtml/pubtitle.html
- The US Geological Survey site has a lot of useful information and related links on ecotox related monitoring programs and investigations, emerging water pollution issues in the USA.
- The USEPA aquatic tox database at http://www.epa.gov/ecotox
- The USEPA National Centre for Environmental Assessment has lots of guidance documents on eco and health risk assessment as well as access to IRIS – health database
- The USEPA issued a new policy on 15 May 1999 entitled ‘Policy for the use of probabilistic analysis in risk assessment’ and is available on http://www.epa.gov/ncea/mcpolicy.htm
- EXTOXNET is a cooperative effort of University of California-Davis, Oregon State University, Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Idaho. Primary files are maintained and archived at Oregon State University. This is an excellent site for pesticide information profiles – some basic tox and ecotox data are also given, as well as physico-chem and fate properties
- Pesticide Safety Information Series leaflets of the California EPA’s Dept of Pesticide Regulation can be found in the Current DPR Publications section of http://www.cdpr.ca.gov.
- The EU website europa.eu.int used to be really difficult to find anything but now if you are patient and use the various search facilities you can dig up the most fascinating stuff
- The UK Environment Agency
- World Health Organisation and the International Program on Chemical Safety
- OECD – and look for their chemicals program.
- The UN Environment Program
- DirectoryScience.com is a comprehensive online directory of science source, companies, products, services, and societies (including ASE) around the world.
- Croplife International has information on a wide variety of crop protection issues.
- The Ecological Database of the World’s Insect Pathogens, with details of over 5,000 pathogens infecting over 2,500 insect species.
- A free literature searching tool covering all the toxicological and veterinary journals (unfortunately not the ecological ones as it is funded by the Human Genome Project) is available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/.
Other Societies of Interest to SETAC AU Members
Other societies that may be of interest to SETAC AU members: