U.S. Govt. Databases
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance
> The Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) system was established by ATSDR to collect and analyze information about acute releases of hazardous substances and threatened releases that result in a public health action such as an evacuation. The goal of HSEES is to reduce the morbidity (injury) and mortality (death) that result from hazardous substances events, which are experienced by first responders, employees, and the general public.
Toxicological Profile Information Sheets
> The toxicological profile succintly characterizes the toxicologic and adverse health effects for hazardous substances. Each peer-reviewed profile identifies and reviews the key literature that describes a hazardous substance's toxicologic properties. The focus of the profile is on health and toxicologic information.
ToxFAQs™ (English & Spanish Factsheets)
> A series of summaries about hazardous substances developed by the ATSDR Division of Toxicology. Each fact sheet serves as a quick and easy to understand guide.
Consumer Products Safety Commission
New Consumer Product Safety Information Database
> Today, the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) goes live with the SaferProducts.gov database mandated by Congress, as part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.
Environmental Protection Agency
EJVIEW (formerly Environmental Justice Geographic Assessment Tool)
> EJView is a mapping tool that allows users to create maps and generate reports based on the geographic areas and data sets they choose. EJView includes data from multiple factors that may affect public and environmental health within a community or region.
ACToR: Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource
> ACToR (Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource) is a collection of databases collated or developed by the US EPA National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT). More than 200 sources of publicly available data on environmental chemicals have been brought together and made searchable by chemical name and other identifiers, and by chemical structure. Data includes chemical structure, physico-chemical values, in vitro assay data and in vivo toxicology data. Chemicals include, but are not limited to, high and medium production volume industrial chemicals, pesticides (active and inert ingredients), and potential ground and drinking water contaminants.
High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge
> Access to HPV chemical information enables the public to participate in environmental decision-making at all levels. With voluntary data collection nearing its conclusion, the focus of the HPV Challenge Program has shifted to data use, both by the public and by EPA in its mission to protect human health and the environment. This web site provides Basic Information, HPV Chemical Data, EPA Screening, Review and Characterization and more.
National Institue for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH Workplace Data and Statistics
> This Workplace Data and Statistics page provides quick access to a broad range of CDC/NIOSH surveillance resources connected to research initiatives across the Institute. Use the page as a central checkpoint for the latest NIOSH surveillance data and statistical resources as well as important NIOSH historic surveillance information.
NIOSH Pocket Guide Now Available for the iPhone
> The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) is now available as a mobile application for the iPhone and iPod touch. The information found in the NPG helps users recognize and control chemical hazards. All 667 chemicals in the NPG, including resources, are now immediately accessible for safety professionals in the application, NIOSH Pocket Guide 1.0.
Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (eLCOSH)
> Search items by hazard, trade, job site or other on this electronic database of construction safety and health topics.
National Ag Safety Database (NASD)
> The National Agriculture Safety Database (NASD) is a collection of information about health, safety and injury prevention in agriculture. The information in the database was contributed by safety professionals and organizations from across the nation in an effort to promote safety in agriculture.
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
> NIOSH has released a new edition of the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. The new edition is available as a printed book (DHHS NIOSH Publication No. 2005-149), and as a CD-ROM (DHHS NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151) and online at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/. One of the main changes for this new edition of the Pocket Guide, which has a silver cover, is that particulate respirator recommendations have been updated. Also, the layout of the paper version has been changed substantially to make the book easier to read and use. In addition, the web version is now searchable.
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Haz-Map: Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents (mobile friendly version)
> Haz-Map® is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the adverse effects of workplace exposures to chemical and biological agents.Haz-Map has redesigned web and mobile versions (6/2012).
US National Library of Medicine Dietary Supplements Labels Database
> The Dietary Supplements Labels Database offers information about ingredients in more than two thousand selected brands of dietary supplements. It enables users to determine what ingredients are in specific brands and to compare ingredients in different brands. Information is also provided on the health benefits claimed by manufacturers.
Household Products Database
> What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Do these household products pose a potential health risk to you and your family?
> PubMed provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
Directory of Health Organizations and Toll Free Hotlines
TOXNET: a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.
> Includes: Hazardous Substance Databank (HSDB),Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System (CCRIS), Genetic Toxicology (Mutagenicity), Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology, Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), Toxicology Information Literature Online (TOXLINE), Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), ChemIDplus - Chemical Synonyms, Structures, and more
MEDLINEplus Health Information
> Authoritative and up-to-date information on over 500 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.