This free web portal is designed to give the scientific community and the public links to major government agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, professional societies, and other groups addressing issues related to toxicology, public health, and environmental health. It makes the partnership of national and international organizations more possible by contributing scientific information resources in toxicology and environmental health to users around the world. The overall goal is to improve global public health.
The World Library is compiled by an international group of scientists called Country Correspondents who are responsible for the selection and maintenance of reliable, quality resources for their respective countries. A Review Panel of toxicologists and other professionals oversees the site’s completeness, quality, reliability, and ease of use.
The World Library of Toxicology, Chemical Safety, and Environmental Health was originally developed by Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is currently being developed and maintained as a partnership between Toxipedia, the International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX), and NLM.