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  • LISWire: ExPub Continues to Expand Environmental Hazard Data with the Addition of Two New Collections

    December 20th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Content in The Teratogen Information System (TERIS) and Shepard’s Catalog of Teratogenic Agents Helps Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Professionals Manage Reproductive Risks in the Workplace ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — December 20, 2011 — Expert Publishing (ExPub), a division of EBSCO Publishing is expanding its collection of chemical hazard data with the addition of The Teratogen Information System (TERIS) and Shepard’s Catalog of Teratogenic Agents. ExPub is the premier provider of up-to-date, decision-support chemical information for the global environmental health & safety (EH&S) community. ExPub databases provide access to millions of documents containing comprehensive human and/or environmental hazard data needed to manage the impact of chemicals in the workplace or on the environment.

    The Teratogen Information System (TERIS)
    Designed to assist physicians or other health and safety professionals, TERIS helps assess the risks of possible teratogenic exposures in pregnant women. The database consists of a series of agent summaries, each of which is based on a thorough review of published clinical and experimental literature. Each summary includes a risk assessment derived by consensus of an Advisory Board comprising nationally-recognized authorities in clinical teratology.

    Shepard’s Catalog of Teratogenic Agents
    Shepard’s Catalog of Teratogenic Agents is an essential database for geneticists, teratologists, pharmacologists, and other health and safety professionals. It presents information on more than 3,200 teratogenic agents, covering pharmaceuticals, chemicals, environmental pollutants, food additives, household products, viruses, genes, and maternal conditions.
    These two collections are being added to ExPub’s ReproEXPERT™ and Chemical Hazard Information Library™ (CHIL) databases. ReproEXPERT provides human reproductive risk data for EH&S professionals responsible for managing reproductive hazards in the workplace. CHIL on EBSCOhost is the premier academic resource for up-to-date toxicology and chemical hazard information.
    Matt Timberlake, Director of Product Management for ExPub says the need for reproductive toxicology content is increasingly in demand. “Regulations in the United States, Europe and other countries are now requiring more reproductive hazard information. The need for this type of information is definitely increasing and as databases like these become available, EH&S professionals can make even better decisions.”

    The content from TERIS and Shepard’s Catalog of Teratogenic Agents, teamed with the ReproEXPERT content, which includes REPROTOX®, means that ExPub now has the three most highly regarded reproductive toxicology databases in one place.

    For additional information on ExPub databases go to:

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database and eBook aggregator serving the content needs of corporations, associations and organizations of all types. EBSCO offers a suite of more than 350 full-text and secondary research databases and more than 300,000 eBooks providing content from tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers. Databases provide information for areas ranging from research & development and corporate learning to departmental and industry-specific topics. EBSCO’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Business Source® Corporate, Business Book Summaries™, Learning Centers™, Business Basics™, Academic Search® R&D, Nonprofit Organization Reference Center™, and Health Library™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world, and may be integrated into corporate intranets, portals and learning management systems. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact:

    EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Director
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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