Technical approach for rapid screening of substances of lower ecological concern: appendix D

Appendix D - Additional Sources of Information Used at the Manual Process Stage

General quantities and release information
Information Source Description (Summary of the contextual information from the source) Interpretation / Significance
European Pollutant Emission Register (EPER) (EU) EPER is the European Pollutant Emission Register, which was established by a Commission Decision of 17 July 2000. According to the EPER Decision, Member States have to produce a triennial report on the emissions of industrial facilities into air and waters. These international sources may contain information on quantities in commerce, uses, releases, etc. They were not amenable to searching by CAS number as part of the mechanical process.
KemI-stat (SE) KemI-stat is a tool for compiling statistical information on the basis of data in the Swedish Chemicals Inspectorate's (KemI) products register and pesticides register. The Swedish Chemicals Inspectorate (KemI) statistics are based on information from Statistics Sweden (the SCB) and KemI's own registers. The data is supplied to KemI by the registered companies on a yearly basis. These international sources may contain information on quantities in commerce, uses, releases, etc. They were not amenable to searching by CAS number as part of the mechanical process.
Toxic Products in the Home (US) Data reported under programs for New Jersey and Massachusetts between 1995 and 2000 show that more than one billion pounds of over 100 chemicals known or suspected to be neurotoxins, carcinogens, or reproductive or developmental toxins were included in products shipped from certain manufacturing facilities in those states. These facilities produce products that are likely found in the home, although some products from individual facilities may also be intended for industrial or manufacturing purposes. These international sources may contain information on quantities in commerce, uses, releases, etc. They were not amenable to searching by CAS number as part of the mechanical process.

 

General use and industrial information
Information Source Description (Summary of the contextual information from the source) Interpretation / Significance
ChemIndustry.com ChemIndustry.com is the leading comprehensive directory and search engine for chemical and related industry professionals. ChemIndustry.com provides specialized search services for chemical names, jobs, market research and consultants. These sources may provide general information about uses, releases and properties of substances.
Chemfinder.com ChemFinder.Com is a portal of free and subscription scientific databases: Reference Databases, Chemical Databases, Reaction Databases, Safety Databases. ChemFinder contains information about chemical structures, physical and chemical properties and hyper links to other websites. These sources may provide general information about uses, releases and properties of substances.
ChemicalLand21 ChemicalLand21 is the website of a supplier of worldwide chemicals. The website offers some information on products of CHEMICAL LAND21. These sources may provide general information about uses, releases and properties of substances.
Environmental Defense Fund - Scorecard Scorecard provides detailed information, including all the chemicals used in large amounts in the United States and all the chemicals regulated under major environmental laws. Scorecard presents information on who is polluting, what pollutants do the most harm, where is the worst pollution, etc. These sources may provide general information about uses, releases and properties of substances.
InfoChems Infochems Inc. is a world-wide chemical trading company. They provide chemical product trading information through their website accompanied with off-line business for chemical trading. These sources may provide general information about uses, releases and properties of substances.
Chemical House Chemical House (http://www.chemicalhouse.com/index.htm) has a website containing information on chemical (buying and selling, manufacture, MSDS, etc.). These sources may provide general information about uses, releases and properties of substances.
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia The Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology brings together and treats systematically facts on the properties, manufacturing, and uses of chemicals and materials, processes, and engineering principles, coupled with insights into current research, emerging technologies and economic aspects. Environmental and health concerns are also addressed. These sources may provide general information about uses, releases and properties of substances.
Merck Index The Merck Index provides information on chemical and generic names, trademarks and associated companies, Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Registry Numbers, chemical structures, molecular formulae, weights and percentage composition, capsule statements identifying compound classes and scientific significance, scientific and patent literature references, physical and toxicity data, therapeutic and commercial uses and caution and hazard information. These sources may provide general information about uses, releases and properties of substances.
Google internet search engine This internet search engine was searched using CAS number. This search engine can be used to obtain information from the internet about individual chemicals or groups of chemicals.

 

Hazard, properties and other
Information Source Description (Summary of the contextual information from the source) Interpretation / Significance
Chem ID Plus ChemIDplus provides access to structure and nomenclature information for the identification of chemical substances cited in NLM databases. ChemIDplus Lite is available for Name and CAS searching. These references may contain toxicity and hazard information.
INCHEM INCHEM provides chemical safety information from intergovernmental organizations (United Nations [UN]/World Health Organization [WHO]/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development[OECD]/FAO). It provides rapid access to internationally peer reviewed information on chemicals commonly used throughout the world, which may also occur as contaminants in the environment and food. These references may contain toxicity and hazard information.
Material safety data sheets (MSDS) database MSDS Online developed unique web-enabled services that make it easier to access, manage and deploy material safety data sheets. Material Safety Data Sheets identify hazards associated with a material and describe how a hazardous material can be safely handled, used, and stored. These references may contain toxicity and hazard information.
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