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Finding Environmental, Health and Safety Information

There are several resources, both public and private, that we use to analyze environmental, health and safety data on chemicals for our policy analyses.  The following is a selected list of public sources and the most common types of data found in each of them:

International Agency for Research on Cancer - Carcinogenicity information, as well as comprehensive information compiled by the Agency in their monographs.

Hazardous Substances Data Bank - Physical/Chemical information, exposure limits, animal and human toxicity information.

Haz-Map: Information on Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases - Health effects including target organ effects and use information.

ChemIDplus Advanced - Chemical structure, toxicity (specifically LD50 and LC50 results) and physical properties.

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Chemical structure/formula, conversion factors, NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits (RELs), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs), NIOSH Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health values (IDLHs), physical description and chemical and physical properties of agents, incompatibilities and reactivities of agents, exposure routes, symptoms, and target organs.

Material Safety Data Sheets