What is RTECS?
RTECS is a compendium of data extracted from the open scientific literature.
The data are recorded in the format developed by the RTECS staff and
arranged in alphabetical order by prime chemical name. Six types of toxicity
data are included in the file: (1) primary irritation; (2) mutagenic
effects; (3) reproductive effects; (4) tumorigenic effects; (5) acute
toxicity; and (6) other multiple dose toxicity. Specific numeric toxicity
values such as LD50, LC50, TDLo, and TCLo are noted as well as species
studied and route of administration used. For each citation, the bibliographic
source is listed thereby enabling the user to access the actual studies
cited. No attempt has been made to evaluate the studies cited in RTECS.
The user has the responsibility of making such assessments.