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EPA Chemical Access Tool gives health/safety information on manufactured chemicals

The EPA Chemical Access Tool is intended for individuals interested in learning more about chemicals that are manufactured or imported into the United States. This tool contains health and safety information submitted to EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

From the about page

The new chemical access tool enables you to search the following databases:

eDoc – The eDoc database includes a broad range of health and safety information reported by industry under TSCA Sections 4,5, 8(d), and 8(e).
TSCATS – The TSCA Test Submissions (TSCATS) database is an online index to unpublished, nonconfidential studies covering chemical testing results and adverse effects of chemicals on health and ecological systems.

HPVIS – The High Production Volume Information System (HPVIS) is a database that provides access to health and environmental effects information obtained through the High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge.

In some instances the search tool makes this information accessible for the first time. It provides results based on data that currently is in a searchable format. The amount of searchable data will increase over time as additional information either is reported to the Agency electronically or is scanned from historically submitted documents. If you do not receive results for a particular chemical, it does not mean EPA does not have information on that chemical; the results may not be in the repository yet. If you have questions or comments on this search tool, please contact Diane Sheridan.

January 20, 2011 - Posted by | Finding Aids/Directories, Librarian Resources, Public Health | , ,

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