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Originally published in Interiors & Sources

09/16/2013

EPA Web Tool Improves Access to Chemical Regulatory Information

 
The EPA has released a new web-based tool called ChemView.

The EPA has released a new web-based tool called ChemView, which was created in order to improve access to chemical specific regulatory information developed by EPA and data submitted under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

The tool will provide health and safety information that will allow manufacturers and retailers to better differentiate their products by using safer ingredients.

The tool's features include:

  • Displays key health and safety data in an online format that allows comparison of chemicals by use and by health or environmental effects
  • Search tool combines available TSCA information and provides streamlined access to EPA assessments, hazard characterizations, and information on safer chemical ingredients
  • Allows searches by chemical name or Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number, use, hazard effect, or regulatory action
  • Links to information on manufacturing, processing, use, and release data reported under the Chemical Data Reporting Rule and the Toxics Release Inventory

In the months ahead, EPA will continuously add additional chemicals, functionality, and links. When fully updated, the web tool will contain data for thousands of chemicals. EPA has incorporated stakeholder input into the design, and welcomes feedback on the current site.

See more by visiting ChemView.

 

 
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