Government Database for chemical health effects, MSDSs and related infomation.

Internet Site Comments
OHSAH MSDS Database Search by type and/or manufacturer; ingredient and health effect searching.. Handy MSDS request form for items not currently in the database.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry A practical Q&A approach to the health effects of chemicals.
International Chemical Safety Cards
Good for "shop floor" level of understanding. HTML format.
 Carcinogens National Toxicology Program
(National Institutes of Health)
11th annual report on known and suspected carcinogens (released 2005). Also how a chemical is listed as a carcinogen. Searchable on-line or download in PDF format.
Cancer - International Agency for Research on Cancer,IARC   Additional database Reports on cancer risks to humans by a variety of agents.
Envirofacts Chemical Reference (U.S. EPA)    
full list
EPA chemical fact sheets 
Health Canada MSDS for biohazardous agents WHMIS-compliant HTML files.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Laboratory Chemical Safety Summaries from the book,"Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Disposal of Chemicals".
Household Products Database National Library of Medicine
For household consumers. Not MSDS's, but uses MSDS information. Includes links to appropriate toxicological information at TOXNET and manufacturer.
National Safety Council Chemical Backgrounders Gives chemical descriptions, properties,health effects,and references
National Toxicology Program
(National Institutes of Health)
Searchable health and safety database. MSDS-related information.
National Toxicology Program (NIH) Search database for abstracts of carcinogenity and teratology animal studies by CAS Number,chemical name or toxicity/tumor site/type.
New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets (NJHSFS) Right to Know site. Plain English descriptions of common household,workplace and environmental chemicals (great for non-chemists).
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards Succinct tabular summaries of MSDS-type information for all materials with NIOSH exposure limits or OSHA permissible exposure limits (PEL's).
North American Emergency Response Guidebook Guide for emergency services personnel at transportation incidents involving hazardous materials. A-Z list,PDF format. Also in Spanish.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Fact sheets
U.S. General Services Administration, 
Heartland Region
Select from pulldown list by facility, product name or manufacturer.

Contact Information 
 Environmental Health& Safety: MSC-3578, P.O. Box 30001, Academic Research Bldg. C, Rm. 109
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    This page was last updated on 09/21/2014