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11th Grade Biology PBAT: Background Research: Toxins

Toxin Research


The following sites provide information regarding toxins.

You may also find useful information from other sources but be sure to consider their credibility.

**Quick tip: .gov or .edu sites are usually preferrable to .com sites**

As you research, remember to record the source of any useful information along with your findings. Your 'websites' folder on the pbworks site is a great place to copy + paste URLs.


What is a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and why is it so important?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reqiures that workers are provided with certain information on the chemicals to which they are exposed. Learn more at the OSHA website, here.

Glyphosate (found in herbicides)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

International Chemical Safety Card

Hazardous Substances Data Bank


Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (found in detergents surfactants)

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (what is a surfactant?)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Carbaryl (found in insecticides)

National Pesticide Information Center: General fact sheet   (this is a .pdf document)

National Pesticide Information Center: Technical fact sheet   (this is a .pdf document)

Spinosyn A (found in insecticides)

(information coming soon)

Spinosyn B (found in insecticides)

(information coming soon)


Chlorothalonil (found in fungicides)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Hazardous Substances Data Bank