45. EXTOXNET: AN INTERNET PESTICIDE INFORMATION RESOURCE FOR NON-SPECIALISTS. Michael A. Kamrin, Michigan State University, East Lansing, NH 48824, Arthur Craigmill, University of California, Davis, CA 95616; Terry Miller and Jeffrey Jenkins, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, Donald Rutz, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.
EXTOXNET is a collaborative multi-university program that is designed to provide information about the toxicology and environmental chemistry of environmental contaminants in lay language. Initial efforts of this consortium focused on pesticides and led to the development of profiles for almost 200 active ingredients and short summaries of important toxicology and environmental chemistry concepts. The profiles contain information about human and wildlife toxicology, environmental fate, physical properties and regulations governing each pesticide. This information has been published in hard copy and on the EXTOXNET WWW site. This site receives over 20,000 hits/month and is linked to a large number of other sites. The division of information into modular units describing individual concepts and chemicals will form the basis of an expansion of EXTOXNET capabilities to other chemicals and new issues.