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Public Databases Routinely Searched for Update Information

As part of developing screening-level Hazard Characterizations, EPA is conducting a targeted search of 'reliable sources' for information specifically relevant to characterizing hazards. EPA's focus on these specific sources is based on their being of high-quality, highly relevant to hazard characterization and publicly available. Furthermore, these sources typically provide information that is directly relevant to EPA's initial hazard assessment and often include critical reviews of the relevant information provided; and in the case of EPA documents, already follow established Agency guidance in those reviews.

Providers/ Data Source Description
National Library of Medicine Databases (Accessed through ChemID Plus) http://chem.sis.nlm.nih.gov/chemidplus/chemidheavy.jsp
Searching on a chemical name or ID produces results that are linked to the following databases:
HSDB Hazardous Substances Data Bank
IRIS USEPA - Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). Also directly accessible at: http://www.epa.gov/iris/search.htm#sub
PubMed Biomedical Citations From PubMed
PubMed Toxicology Toxicology Citations From PubMed
RTECS Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances
TOXLINE NLM TOXLINE on TOXNET
ATSDR MMGs ATSDR Medical Management Guidelines
ATSDR PHSs ATSDR Public Health Statements
ATSDR Tox Profiles ATSDR Toxicological Profiles Also directly accessible at: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxpro2.html#bookmark05
ATSDR ToxFAQs ATSDR ToxFAQS
EPA SRS EPA Substance Registry System with links to Agency regulations & documents. Also directly accessible at: http://www.epa.gov/srs/
NJ-HSFS New Jersey Hazardous Substances Fact Sheets
NTP DBS NTP Database Search. Also directly accessible at: http://ntp-apps.niehs.nih.gov/ntp_tox/index.cfm?fuseaction=ntpsearch.searchhome
NTPT NTP Technical Reports
FIFRA EPA Pesticide Active Ingredients
HPV EPA High Production Volume Chemicals
IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer Also directly accessible at: http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Classification/index.php
NJ New Jersey Right-to-know Substances
NTPA NTP Report on Carcinogens
TRI USEPA Toxics Release Inventory Also directly accessible at: http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/tris/tris_query.html
TSCAINV USEPA Chemical Substances Inventory
STN Databases Fee for Service Vendor http://stnweb.cas.org/
REGISTRY CAS REGISTRY (for locators to ID sources)
CA/CA Plus Chemical Abstracts
MERCK Merck Index Online
RTECS Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances
Science Direct http://www.sciencedirect.com/
TSCATS The Toxic Substance Control Act Test Submission Database http://www.syrres.com/esc/tscats.htm
USEPA - Office of Pesticide Programs http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/reregistration/status.htm http://www.epa.gov/opprd001/inerts/decisiondoc_a2k.html
USEPA - Ambient Water Quality Criteria Documents http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/criteria/wqcriteria.html
USEPA - Drinking Water Standards Health Effects Support Documents http://www.epa.gov/safewater/standards.html
USEPA - ECOTOX Database http://www.epa.gov\ecotox
IPCS Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs) http://www.inchem.org/pages/cicads.html


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