The purpose of the Canary Database is to make the scientific
literature on animals as sentinels of human environmental health
hazards more accessible to human and animal health professionals.
The purpose of adding curated information to each study in the
database is to assist in the efficient searching for relevant
articles, and to place individual studies in a larger context, in
order to facilitate evidence based reviews. The articles included in
the database have already been published in peer reviewed journals
that are indexed in well-known and widely available scientific
literature databases. We have made efforts to make the curated
information as objective and fact-based as possible. Inclusion
of a study in the Canary Database does not imply endorsement of
the scientific methods used or of the results reported. Curator
assignments of specific exposures and outcomes in a particular
study do not necessarily mean that any associations between the
two have been established.