Following is a list of freeware that provides tools and information for analyzing and responding to chemical hazards. To learn more about a particular item, click on the item name. To download a software product or visit an interactive web site, click on "download" or "view," respectively. But first, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

3MRA
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Exposure Assessment Modeling (CEAM). The Multimedia, Multi-pathway, Multi-receptor Exposure and Risk Assessment (3MRA) technology provides the ability to conduct screening-level risk-based assessment of potential human and ecological health risks resulting from long term (chronic) exposure to HWIR chemicals released from land-based waste management units (WMUs) containing currently listed waste streams. The 3MRA system consists of a series of components within a system framework.
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Adult Lead Model (ALM) (for Excel)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Assesses risks associated with non-residential adult exposures to lead in soil.
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Adult Lead Model (ALM) (for Lotus)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Assesses risks associated with non-residential adult exposures to lead in soil.
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All-Ages Lead Model (AALM)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA). Predicts lead concentration in body tissues and organs for a hypothetical individual, based on a simulated lifetime of lead exposure.
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CalTOX
By California Department of Toxic Substances Control. A spreadsheet model that relates the concentration of a chemical in soil to the risk of an adverse health effect for a person living or working on or near the contaminated soil. CalTOX computes site-specific health-based soil clean-up concentrations given target risk levels or human health risks given soil concentrations at the site.
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CAMEO
By US Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. CAMEO (Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations) is a software suite of applications that includes: CAMEO, ALOHA, and MARPLOT. It supports government and industry chemical emergency management with chemical safety and emergency response data, digitized mapping, and air dispersion modeling.
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CAMEO Chemicals
By US Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. An online, easy-to-use version of the most popular components of the CAMEO program: the chemical database and the reactivity prediction tool. It contains response recommendations for over 6,000 chemicals. The database also contains over 100,000 chemical synonyms and identification numbers, which aid emergency responders in identifying unknown substances during an incident.
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CatReg Software for Categorical Regression Analysis
By US Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA). A computer program, written in the S-PLUS (MathSoft, Inc.) programming language, for exposure-response analyses. CatReg can be used to perform categorical regression analyses on toxicity data after effects have been assigned to ordinal severity categories (e.g., no effect, adverse effect, severe effect) and associated with up to two independent variables corresponding to the exposure conditions (e.g., concentration and duration) under which the effects occurred. CatReg calculates the probabilities of the different severity categories over the continuum of the variables describing exposure conditions.
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ChemAlert App
By Risk Management Technologies (RMT). ChemAlert for iPhone and iPad now brings ChemAlert to the world of mobiles. Key chemical safety management information including Hazards and GHS Classifications, Risk and Safety Phrases, First Aid information and recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is now be available at your fingertips. 100 products available in free version.
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Chemical Compatibility Database App
By Cole-Parmer. Find the right material/chemical compatibility for storage, transport and use. This app leverages years of research on chemical compatibility for plastics, metals, elastomers and ceramics. It contains more than 24,528 entries covering 584 chemicals and 42 materials. Available for your iPhone and iPad.
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Chemical Compatibility Database Online
By Cole-Parmer. Find the right material/chemical compatibility for storage, transport and use. This tool leverages years of research on chemical compatibility for plastics, metals, elastomers and ceramics. It contains more than 24,528 entries covering 584 chemicals and 42 materials.
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ChemSTEER (Chemical Screening Tool For Exposures & Environmental Releases)
By US Environmental Protection Agency. ChemSTEER estimates occupational inhalation and dermal exposure to a chemical during industrial and commercial manufacturing, processing, and use operations involving the chemical. It also estimates releases of a chemical to air, water, and land that are associated with industrial and commercial manufacturing, processing, and use of the chemical.
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CHESAR
By European Chemicals Agency. Chesar is a plug-in to IUCLID. The tool is meant to help companies in carrying out their chemical safety assessments (CSA) and in preparing their chemical safety reports (CSR) and exposure scenarios (ES) for communication in the supply chain.
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Dietary Exposure Potential Model
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL). Dietary models can be used for identifying the importance of diet relative to other exposure pathways and indicating the potential for high exposure of certain populations. Existing consumption and contaminant residue databases, normally developed for purposes such as nutrition and regulatory monitoring, contain information to characterize dietary intake of environmental chemicals. A model and database system, termed the Dietary Exposure Potential Model (DEPM), correlates extant food information in a format for estimating dietary exposure.
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Ecotox Database
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. The ECOTOX (ECOTOXicology) database provides single chemical toxicity information for aquatic and terrestrial life. ECOTOX is a useful tool for examining impacts of chemicals on the environment.
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Emergency Response Guidebook
By US Department of Transportation (DOT), Transport Canada (TC), and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT). A guide to aid first responders in quickly identifying the specific or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in the incident, and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident.
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Emergency Response Guidebook Software
By Canadian Transport Emergency Centre (CANUTEC), US Department of Transportation (DOT), Transport Canada (TC), and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT). A guide to aid first responders in quickly identifying the specific or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in the incident, and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident.
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EU Risk Phrases
By International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS). Risk phrases used in the European Union.
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Haz-Map
By Jay A. Brown, MD, MPH. Information on hazardous chemicals and occupational diseases to assist in the prevention of work-related illnesses caused by chemicals and biological agents in high-risk jobs and industries.
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HazMat Reference and Emergency Response Guide App
By ThatsMyStapler Inc.. This iPhone app serves as a quick reference and educational tool for employees that are involved with the regular handling and storage or incident response of Hazardous Materials.
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Health and Environmental Research Online (HERO)
By US Environmental Protection Agency. HERO contains the key studies EPA uses to develop environmental risk assessments for the public. EPA uses risk assessments to characterize the nature and magnitude of health risks to humans and the ecosystem from pollutants and chemicals in the environment. You can browse through the bibliographic references in HERO by topic or assessment, or search for articles by author, title, etc.
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Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic Model for Lead in Children (IEUBK)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Attempts to predict blood-lead concentrations (PbBs) for children exposed to lead in their environment. The model allows the user to input relevant absorption parameters (e.g., the fraction of lead absorbed from water) as well as intake and exposure rates.
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Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) (download version)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development. IRIS is a database of human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment. The information in IRIS is intended for those without extensive training in toxicology, but with some knowledge of health sciences. The heart of the IRIS system is its collection of computer files covering individual chemicals. These chemical files contain descriptive and quantitative information in the following categories: 1) oral reference doses and inhalation reference concentrations (RfDs and RfCs, respectively) for chronic noncarcinogenic health effects; and 2) hazard identification, oral slope factors, and oral and inhalation unit risks for carcinogenic effects.
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Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) (Internet version)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development. IRIS is a database of human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment. The information in IRIS is intended for those without extensive training in toxicology, but with some knowledge of health sciences. The heart of the IRIS system is its collection of computer files covering individual chemicals. These chemical files contain descriptive and quantitative information in the following categories: 1) oral reference doses and inhalation reference concentrations (RfDs and RfCs, respectively) for chronic noncarcinogenic health effects; and 2) hazard identification, oral slope factors, and oral and inhalation unit risks for carcinogenic effects.
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LeadSpread
By California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Estimates blood lead concentrations resulting from exposure via the following pathways: dietary intake, drinking water, soil and dust ingestion, inhalation, and dermal contact; created to run on Microsoft Excel
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Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Tool for Chem/Bio Protection of Buildings
By National Institute of Standards and Technology. The life-cycle cost analysis tool helps users make consistent comparisons of Chem/Bio protection strategies based on established economic evaluation practices. The wide range of Chem/Bio protection strategies, the permanence of investment-based solutions, and the expense of their installation, operation, and maintenance necessitate an evaluation tool that allows one to systematically and consistently evaluate competing alternatives.
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MediaLab OSHA Formaldehyde
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course describes the charcteristics and symptoms of formaldehyde; explains relevant OSHA standards; describes environmental monitoring procedures; and tells how to protect yourself from the dangers of formaldehyde.
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Medical Algorithms: Environmental Toxicology
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in environmental toxicology. In MS Excel.
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Medical Management Guidelines for Acute Chemical Exposures
By US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Guidelines intended to aid healthcare professionals involved in emergency response to effectively decontaminate patients, protect themselves and others from contamination, communicate with other involved personnel, efficiently transport patients to a medical facility, and provide competent medical evaluation and treatment to exposed persons.
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NFPA Chemical Hazard Label
By National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Ever wonder what the numbers on a chemical hazard label mean? Here's a brief description of the label and NFPA Standard 704.
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NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) App
By ThatsMyStapler Inc.. The NIOSH Chemical Hazards Pocket Guide (NPG) iPhone App is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals.
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Online Lawyer Source
By Online Lawyer Source. Information for consumers on the health effects of various materials (manganese, oil spills, pesticides, etc) from a lawyers point of view.
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REACH SIN List
By International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec). The REACH SIN (Substitute It Now) List is a candidate list of chemicals that meet the criteria of substances of very high concern defined in the legislation, such as those that may cause cancer or persist in our bodies and the environment for long periods of time. Also available for download in PDF or xls.
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The Bioterrorism Act of 2002
By US Food and Drug Administration. The events of Sept. 11, 2001, reinforced the need to enhance the security of the United States. Congress responded by passing the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act), which President Bush signed into law June 12, 2002.
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Toxic Substance Control Act Test Submission database (TSCATS)
By Syracuse Research Corporation. The Toxic Substance Control Act Test Submission database, TSCATS, was developed by Syracuse Research Corp. for EPA starting in 1985. It is a central system for the collection, maintenance, and dissemination of information on unpublished technical reports submitted by industry to EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Studies on over 8,000 chemicals are categorized into three broad subject areas (health effects, environmental effects, and environmental fate).
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TOXMAP
By US National Library of Medicine. An interactive Web site that shows on maps the amount and location of certain toxic chemicals released into the environment in the United States. TOXMAP focuses on the geographic distribution of chemical releases, their relative amounts, and their trends over time. TOXMAP also links to NLM's extensive collection of toxicology and environmental health references, as well as to a rich resource of data on hazardous chemical substances in its TOXNET databases. There are also fact sheets and summaries about the various chemicals, written by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
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Vulnerable Zone Indicator System (VZIS)
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Use this site to access the Vulnerable Zone Indicator System (VZIS), and quickly find out if an address in your community could be affected by a chemical accident. Results will be emailed.
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Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)
By US National Library of Medicine. WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice. Available for the Palm, PocketPC, and Windows.
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WISER App
By US National Library of Medicine. WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice. Available for Android, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
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WPEM (Wall Paint Exposure Assessment Model)
By US Environmental Protection Agency. The Wall Paints Exposure Assessment Model estimates the potential exposure of consumers and workers to the chemicals emitted from wall paint which is applied using a roller or a brush.
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