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EPA introduces new online chemical information tool

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a powerful new tool that allows users to quickly and easily access chemical information, such as data collected under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and other resources compiled by the EPA.

An important benefit of the web-based ChemView tool, is that it compares the safety risks and uses of multiple chemicals to determine which substance might be safest for a given application. ChemView can also search the database by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number, the name of the chemical, regulatory actions, uses, or hazard effects for streamlined access to a wide array of EPA chemical information.

“This online tool will improve access to chemical health and safety information, increase public dialogue and awareness, and help viewers choose safer ingredients used in everyday products,” explained James Jones, assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. “The tool will make chemical information more readily available for chemical decision-makers and consumers.” In coming months, the EPA plans to add more substances and functions to ChemView.

Chemicals play an essential role in many American industries. Help reduce injuries and illness among workers exposed to chemical hazards by providing them with thorough information on the risks of chemical exposure, and personal protective equipment (PPE), like safety glasses or goggles, protective clothing, gloves, and respiratory protection.

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