EPA Releases Data on 1,800 Chemicals


Source: Environmental Leader, December 18, 2013

The EPA announced Tuesday it has released screening data on 1,800 chemicals found in industrial and consumer products, food additives and drugs.The data, which was gathered through a variety of advanced techniques including robotics and high-throughout screening, is available through the EPA’s new interactive Chemical Safety for Sustainability dashboard. The dashboard and the data is part of an ongoing collaboration, known as Tox21, between the EPA, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences/National Toxicology Program, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the Food and Drug Administration to improve chemical screening, the agency says.

The vision is for the dashboard to evolve into an iCSS web application that will become the portal to access all EPA computational toxicology research data and studies including aggregated public sources of chemical toxicity data, animal toxicity studies and high-quality chemical structures and annotations.

Read more…

 

Access the U.S. EPA’s new interactiveChemical Safety for Sustainability dashboard