Concerned about hazardous materials used in your facility? An online tool called ChemView contains information on almost 10,000 chemicals.
Offered by the EPA, ChemView covers items regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The database displays key health and safety information with links to a more detailed overview.
Searches can be conducted by chemical name or Chemical Abstracts Service number, use, hazard effect, or regulatory action. Users can create tailored views of the information on individual chemicals.
ChemView also includes items specified on the Safer Chemical Ingredients List. These product ingredients meet the criteria for the Design for the Environment (DfE) Safer Product Labeling Program. It covers a wide range of materials, including colorants, defoamers, fragrances, polymers, solvents, surfactants, deicers, and industrial chemicals.
DfE is a voluntary program that recognizes products that maintain high performance and use the safest chemical ingredients. Approximately 2,500 products carry the label. The guidelines address a broad range of potential toxicological effects, including asthmagens, allergens, substances on authoritative lists of chemicals of concern, carcinogens, mutagens, and reproductive or developmental toxicants.