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The HSDB--Hazardous Substances Data Bank HSDB is a compendium of numeric and descriptive (nonbibliographic) data for comprehensive, scientifically reviewed, factual data presented for more than 4500 toxic or potentially toxic chemicals.

Leads to extensive data records for toxicity, environmental fate, human exposure, chemical safety, waste disposal, emergency handling, and regulatory requirements of chemicals with significance in environmental and ecological health matters. The data are taken from a core set of monographs augmented with government documents, special reports, and primary journal literature. HSDB is peer-reviewed by the Scientific Review Panel (SRP), a committee of experts in the major subject areas within the data bank's scope.

Searching Tips: Users search HSDB by chemical or other name, chemical name fragment, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (RN), and/or subject terms. Search results can easily be viewed, printed or downloaded. Search results are displayed in relevancy ranked order. Users may select to display exact term matches, complete records, or any combination of data from the following broad groupings:

Human Health Effects, Emergency Medical Treatment, Animal Toxicity Studies, Metabolism/Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Environmental Fate/Exposure, Chemical/Physical Properties, Chemical Safety & Handling, Occupational Exposure Standards, Manufacturing/Use Information, Laboratory Methods, Special References, Synonyms and Identifier, Administrative Information

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Dates Covered

Varies with data collected from the chemical literature and updated as needed.

Print Counterpart

Handbook of Environmental Degradation Rates
Lockwood Science & Engineering Reference
CALL NUMBER: TD193 .H73 1991

Handbook of Environmental Fate and Exposure Data for Organic Chemicals, vols. 1-5
Lockwood Science & Engineering Reference
CALL NUMBER: TD176.4 .H69 1989

Handbook of Physical Properties of Organic Chemicals
Lockwood Science & Engineering Reference
CALL NUMBER: QD257.7 .H374 1997

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