WHAT IS EXTOXNET?
The EXTension TOXicology NETwork (EXTOXNET) is an effort of University of California, Davis, Oregon State University, Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Idaho. Some of the goals of EXTOXNET are to stimulate dialog on toxicology issues, develop and make available information relevant to extension toxicology, and facilitate the exchange of toxicology-related information in electronic form, accessible to all with access to the Internet. The EXTOXNET InfoBase is accessible via the World Wide Web (WWW).
WHAT KINDS OF INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED BY EXTOXNET?
Various types of pesticide toxicology and environmental chemistry information are available from the WWW server at Oregon State University. These include: discussions of toxicological issues of concern (TICs); toxicology newsletters; other resources for toxicology information; toxicology fact sheets; Pesticide Information Profiles (PIPs); and Toxicology Information Briefs (TIBs). In addition, various closed mailing groups are utilized for EXTOXNET participants to facilitate communication and response to requests for information.
HOW DOES ONE RETRIEVE INFORMATION FROM EXTOXNET?
Information may be retrieved via the WWW by use of a Web browser. The brower - Netscape 2.0 - is recommended, since many of the EXTOXNET web pages have been developed using extensions to html supported by Netscape. The URL is:
Users without access to a web browser may telnet to:
At the 'login:' prompt, type 'lynx', and enter a return for the 'password' prompt. Then select 'G)o' (i.e., type 'G') and enter the URL above.
The EXTOXNET InfoBase is searchable globally as well as within each topic area, allowing the user to selectively view and retrieve information.