Toxic Blog #8 Help – I cannot find any data for my substance!
From personal experience I am aware of the issues surrounding finding good quality data – not only for use in SDS, but also for classification and labelling, occupational hygiene and registration work.
So, to help I have listed below some of the resources I use on a regular basis which I hope will be of use to you. One point I would recommend, irrespective of the purpose of your data search is to ‘think outside of the box’ (I hate this expression, but it is quite appropriate here) when searching for data.
What I mean is that chemicals can be used in a wide range of applications, meaning that their use will be covered by different regulations. I use this advantageously by searching a wide range of resources, even if they are specifically directed towards a particular use, e.g., cosmetic, biocide, etc.
I have found that taking this approach can provide additional information which would not have been available in the ‘usual places’ where I would look.
If you have other resources not listed here please feel free to post them in the comments section.
Useful online resources
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ASTDR) – https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/
ECHA registered substances- https://echa.europa.eu/information-on-chemicals/registered-substance
ECHEM Portal – www.echemportal.org
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) –https://www.efsa.europa.eu/
European Medicines Agency (EMA) – https://www.ema.europa.eu/en
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)- https://www.hse.gov.uk/
Human and Environmental Risk Assessment on Ingredients of Household Cleaning Products (HERA Project) – https://www.heraproject.com/RiskAssessment.cfm
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)-https://www.iarc.fr/search/
National Toxicology Program (NTP) –https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/
Pubchem – pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) – https://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety_en
Toxnet – https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/