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Hazardous Substances Data Bank
Entry ID: nlm_hsdb

Abstract: HSDB is a toxicology data file on the National Library of Medicine's (NLM)
Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET). It focuses on the toxicology of potentially
hazardous chemicals. It is enhanced with information on human exposure,
industrial hygiene, emergency handling procedures, environmental fate,
regulatory requirements, and related areas. All data are referenced and derived
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Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.

Description: Databases and other resources related to toxicology and environmental health.
Features TOXNET.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Library of Medicine
Dataset Title: Hazardous Substances Data Bank
Dataset Release Date: 2001-04-18
Dataset Release Place: Bethesda, Maryland
Dataset Publisher: U.S. National Library of Medicine
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource:
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ISO Topic Category
Quality Associated with each data statement in HSDB is one of the following
review status tags indicating the level of quality review: "Peer
Reviewed" - representing data which has undergone peer review by the
Scientific Review Panel or other high level review group, "QC
Reviewed" - representing data which has received a quality control
review, but not yet been reviewed by the Scientific Review Panel,
"Unreviewed" - used for a limited number of data statements, such as
industry submissions, which do not readily lend themselves to
scientific review.
Access Constraints HSDB is accessible, free of charge, via TOXNET at
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Specialized Information Services, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: HSDB

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 1-888-FINDNLM (1-888-346-3656)
Phone: 301- 496-1131
Fax: 301-480-3537
Email: tehip at
Contact Address:
National Library of Medicine
2 Democracy Plaza, Suite 510
6707 Democracy Blvd., MSC 5467
City: Bethesda
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20892-5467
Country: USA
Phone: (301) 496-1131
Fax: (301) 480-3537
Email: tehip at
Contact Address:
National Library of Medicine
Specialized Information Services
8600 Rockville Pike
City: Bethesda
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20894
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-12-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23