Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Toxicology task force

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Welcome to this medicine task force. If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the Medicine talk page, the centralized point for discussion, thank you.

The WikiProject Medicine Toxicology Task Force creates and maintains articles related to medical and forensic toxicology, toxicogenomics, and other toxicology articles with a direct link to human health.

Tasks / Todo[edit]

We are currently in the process of creating this project page.

Below is a list of some things we need to do, after which we need to discuss the scope/goals/purpose of this project and start working on tagging and assessing articles that fall within our project's scope.

  • Further development of goals/scope/purpose of project -- please discuss on Talk Page
  • Improve this page .. cleanup, formatting, etc.
  • Add more resources to list below
  • Tagging and assessment of articles that fall within scope of the project...

Article assessment and tagging[edit]

Toxicology task force assessment statistics


Any article related to this task force should be marked by inserting the following code at the top of the article's talk page :

{{WPMED | class= | importance= | toxicology=yes | toxicology-imp= }}

This will add the project to both WikiProject Medicine, and the Toxicology task force, and to their assessment tables, as well as automatically including them in the appropriate categories. See the project banner instructions for complete details.

The parameters for the template are filled out as follows:

  • class -- quality of the article. See the quality scale for instructions.
  • importance -- importance of the article to WikiProject Medicine. See the WikiProject Medicine Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Assessment#Importance scale for instructions. Note that this might be different from the toxicology-imp parameter (described below), which determines the importance for the Toxicology task force.
  • toxicology=yes -- adds the project to the Toxicology task force
  • toxicology-imp --importance of the topic to toxicology. The importance to this task force may be different from the importance to the rest of WikiProject Medicine. Acceptable values are the same as those for importance (see above)

Once you have filled in the parameters, the banner will look something like this:

WikiProject Medicine / Toxicology (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Medicine. Please visit the project page for details or ask questions at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine.
Start This article has been rated as Start-Class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by the Toxicology task force (marked as Top-importance).

The assessment table is automatically updated about every 3 days. If for some reason, you need to update the table immediately, click on this link.

Tools / Resources[edit]

Helpful resources for project members.


To add a userbox to your user page, just include {{User WP Toxicology}}. The box will look like this -->

Useful Sources[edit]

First, please see the Wikipedia:Manual of Style (chemistry)/Safety, which has an extensive list of resources, as well as some important guidelines for working on chemical safety/hazard/toxicity content on Wikipedia.

Web sites

  • Nelson, Lewis H.; Flomenbaum, Neal; Goldfrank, Lewis R.; Hoffman, Robert Louis; Howland, Mary Deems; Neal A. Lewin (2006). Goldfrank's toxicologic emergencies. New York: McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division. ISBN 0-07-147914-7.
  • Dart, Richard C. (2003). Medical toxicology. Phila: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 0-7817-2845-2.


Here is a list of people who are involved with this project. If you want to work with us, feel free to add your name below:

  1. Jrtayloriv (talk) 02:06, 3 February 2010 (UTC) -- Interested in improving coverage of health effects of industrial and household chemicals, and important historical events.Reply[reply]
  2. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:53, 4 February 2010 (UTC) Interested mainly in the emergency management of toxicology.Reply[reply]
  3. Mr Bungle | talk 03:05, 4 February 2010 (UTC) Interested in Clinical toxicologyReply[reply]
  4. Physchim62 (talk) 03:04, 10 February 2010 (UTC) I've been meaning to try to get one of these set up for a while now. Main interest in industrial hygiene and safetyReply[reply]
  5. Arthurbagwaste (talk) 15:02, 8 September 2010 (UTC) I've been having a little go at trying to make sense and clarify the articles relating to dioxin and dioxin-like toxins and so on. I'd appreciate any help trying to sort it out, it's a bit of a mess at the moment tbh.Reply[reply]
  6. JFW | T@lk 02:46, 23 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Mesoderm (talk) 03:57, 25 January 2011 (UTC) -- Mainly interested in ecotoxicology and mutagens/carcinogens.Reply[reply]
  8. Hakeleh (talk) 21:04, 26 September 2011 (UTC) --> Teaching this course to senior college students: Environmental Disruptors of Development. Each student is taking one stub or start article (several from your lists) and will be improving the article as part of a major course assignment. As such we are helping this project! Any comments/ input would be appreciated. I'm a newbie! Here's my course page: user:hakeleh/BI513 Fall 2011.Reply[reply]
  9. ~~Ebe123~~ → report on my contribs. 16:46, 30 December 2011 (UTC) Interested in plant toxicology.Reply[reply]
  10. Shisha-Tom 15:03, 18. Mar. 2013 (CET), Interested in toxicology and toxicology journals
  11. Been editing these types of articles for a while. II | (t - c) 00:51, 31 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Just discovered this! Hooray!! Very much concerned with how we handle tox issues in Wikipedia, which is too often BADLY. Jytdog (talk) 09:09, 16 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. Hyzenthrose 12:21, 28 Nov. 2015 (UTC) Interested in contributing to articles on nonclinical toxicology
  14. User:Efuhrm (talk) 16:34, 22 Nov. 2016 (UTC) Interested in environmental toxicology + epidemiology
  15. Toxicology needs to be explained in detail. Love to be a part of this project. Shypoetess (talk) 13:50, 27 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  16. Vkacey (talk) 16:21, 4 February 2020 (UTC) Hello, I am a new wikipedian pursuing an MPH. I am interested in Toxicology, and in helping out future students like myself understand it with wikipedia.Reply[reply]