Following is a list of freeware that provides databases and electronic publications related to the health hazards of chemicals. 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.

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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CCD (ChemExper Chemical Directory)
By ChemExper. Search for information about chemical products (physical and chemical characteristics, structure, MSDS etc.).
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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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chemBlink
By chemBlink Inc.. Worldwide online database of chemicals. Search by chemical name, CAS number, formula, or supplier. Shows chemical structure.
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Chemfinder
By CambridgeSoft Corporation. Information about specific chemicals with links to other web sites for even more information.
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Chemical Backgrounders
By National Safety Council. Find chemical descriptions and such information as chemical properties, identification information, health effects, exposure and regulatory information.
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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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Chemical Fact Sheets (OPPT)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). Chemical summaries and fact sheets in ASCII text and PDF formats.
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Chemical Reactivity Worksheet
By US Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Find out about the reactivity of substances or mixtures of substances (reactivity is the tendency of substances to undergo chemical change). It includes a database of reactivity information for thousands of common hazardous chemicals. The database includes information about the special hazards of each chemical and about whether a chemical reacts with air, water, or other materials. The Worksheet also includes a way for you to virtually "mix" chemicals to find out what dangers could arise from accidental mixing.
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Chemical Safety Data Sheets App -- ICSC
By ThatsMyStapler Inc.. This iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad app displays International Chemical Safety Cards [ICSC] produced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Labour Office (ILO), and the World Health Organization (WHO). ICSCs summarize essential health and safety information on chemicals for their use at the "shop floor" level by workers and employers in factories, agriculture, construction and other work places.
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ChemView
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Find health and safety data on chemicals regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). It contains information EPA receives and develops about chemicals including those on EPA’s Safer Chemical Ingredient List.
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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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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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Genium Web Club
By Genium Publishing Corporation. Free but requires registration. Browse several databases including Chemical Hazard Data (look up a CAS number, caution statement, or fire diamond for over 1,100 common workplace chemicals), Safety and Health Glossary (search over 1,500 terms, abbreviations, and acronyms of special interest to the safety community), and Environmental Data (look up method references and sampling guidelines, procedures, and preps for solid and aqueous samples).
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Greenhealth Tracker
By Practice Greenhealth . Helps health care facilities with a plan of action for reducing waste. This environmental data tracking tool helps your facility understand how hundreds of thousands of waste disposal dollars are being spent and organizes information by each type of waste.
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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 eHome
By Children's Health Environmental Coalition. An interactive resource on how to reduce environmental health risks to children in and around the home.
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Healthcare Energy Impact Calculator
By Practice Greenhealth . Based on US EPA analysis of health impacts of power plant emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and mercury, the Healthcare Energy Impact Calculator (EIC) estimates premature deaths, chronic bronchitis, asthma attacks, emergency room visits and more, by kilowatt hour per year. The EIC displays the projected number of incidents, estimates of medical treatment costs, their external societal costs, and the likely emissions permit costs for the green house gas carbon dioxide.
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Household Products Database
By US National Library of Medicine. What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling.
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Immediately Dangerous To Life or Health Concentrations (IDLHs)
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health concentrations (IDLHs) were determined to assign appropriate respiratory protection equipment. IDLHs are listed with the basis and references for the current values.
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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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International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSCs)
By International Programe on Chemical Safety (IPCS) and NIOSH. Contains International Chemical Safety Cards in eight languages and indexed in a variety of ways. An ICSC summarizes essential health and safety information on chemicals for their use at the "shop floor" level by workers and employers in factories, agriculture, construction and other work places.
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International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSCs)/CIS
By International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS). An ICSC summarizes essential health and safety information on chemicals for their use at the "shop floor" level by workers and employers in factories, agriculture, construction and other work places.
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IUCLID 5
By European Chemicals Agency. IUCLID (International Uniform ChemicaL Information Database) allows the user to enter, manage, store and exchange information on intrinsic and hazard properties of chemical substances. It implements the Harmonised Templates developed by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development). Registration is required. Companies impacted by REACH can use IUCLID 5 to fulfill their REACH legislation requirements.
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Master Summary for the Chemical Hazard Data Availability Table - DBF File
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). Contains information on whether or not data on six hazard endpoints are publicly available for about 3,000 US High Production Volume (HPV) organic chemicals. The six hazard endpoints (acute toxicity, chronic toxicity, teratogenicity or developmental and reproductive toxicity, mutagenicity, ecotoxicity, and environmental fate) comprise the "Screening Information Data Set" (SIDS) test battery established by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
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Master Summary for the Chemical Hazard Data Availability Table - PDF File
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). Contains information on whether or not data on six hazard endpoints are publicly available for about 3,000 US High Production Volume (HPV) organic chemicals. The six hazard endpoints (acute toxicity, chronic toxicity, teratogenicity or developmental and reproductive toxicity, mutagenicity, ecotoxicity, and environmental fate) comprise the "Screening Information Data Set" (SIDS) test battery established by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
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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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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 (HTML version)
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). A source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The information in the NPG includes chemical structures and formula, identification codes, synonyms, exposure limits, chemical and physical properties, incompatibilities and reactivities, measurement methods, respirator selections, signs and symptoms of exposure, and procedures for emergency treatment.
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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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NIST Chemistry Webbook
By National Institute of Standards and Technology. An online database of physical properties of chemicals. The database can be searched by chemical name, formula, CAS number, molecular weight, chemical structure, or ion energetics and spectral properties.
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Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Database of Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards (PDF files for each chemical)
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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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Pesticide Poisoning Diagnostic Tool
By Pesticide Action Network North America. An online resource to help physicians identify and report pesticide-related illnesses. Visitors select from an extensive list of symptoms and the Tool generates a list of pesticides which are consistent with those symptoms, as well as information on any other symptoms that may be associated with poisoning by that pesticide. Once a case of pesticide poisoning has been confirmed by the physician, the Tool provides information on how to report the incident to the appropriate authorities. Reporting information is currently available for the US only, organized by state.
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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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REACH-IT
By European Chemicals Agency. REACH-IT provides an online platform to submit data and dossiers (pre-registration, registration, C&L notification, ...) on chemicals. It also allows the Agency and Member States authorities to review the dossiers. The Agency will also use REACH-IT to make non-confidential information on chemicals accessible to public on its website.
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Right to Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets
By New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Right to Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets available by chemical name in an Adobe PDF format.
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SOLV-DB
By National Center for Manufacturing Sciences. Information on commercially available solvents including health and safety considerations, chemical and physical data, regulatory responsibilities, and environmental fate.
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Substance Registry System
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Looking for information about a chemical? Search by CAS Number, Name, Molecular Formula, Chemical Type, Definition, or Other Data Identifiers.
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The Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Toys
By Ecology Center. HealthyToys.org includes test results for more than 5,000 toys and children's products. The site is a first step in providing parents, grandparents, and others who care about children with the information they need to make better choices when purchasing toys and other children's products.
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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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Toxicity Estimation Software Tool (TEST)
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Estimates the toxicity values and physical properties of organic chemicals based on the molecular structure of the organic chemical entered by the user. It uses Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships (QSARs), which are mathematical models used to predict measures of toxicity from physical characteristics of the structure of chemicals (known as molecular descriptors).
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Toxicology Information Briefs (TIBs)
By EXTOXNET. Short descriptions of a variety of issues that pertain to pesticides such as health and environmental effects.
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Toxicology Issues of Concern (TICs)
By EXTOXNET. Various toxicology issues of concern such as In Our Children's Food, Environmental Hormones, and E Coli Outbreak.
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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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USW Safety
By United Steelworkers. The USW Safety iPhone/iPad app is designed as an easy and accessible chemical safety reference for workers. Search the New Jersey Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) database by chemical name, DOT number, CAS number, or RTK Substance number to view the entire fact sheet. This includes information on workplace exposure limits, health hazards, workplace controls, personal protective equipment, handling and storage, and emergency information. Flip through an electronic version of the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards or search for a chemical by name in the index to view its properties, exposure limits, recommended personal protective equipment and first aid. A US Department of Labor Worker Safety & Health App Challenge Winner in January 2013.
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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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3E Spill, Poison & Exposure Hotlines
By 3E Company. Provides immediate, 24-7-365, toll free access to 3E's HazMat Mission Control Center for chemical spill assistance and access to physicians, toxicologists and Poison Control specialists for medical concerns. Backed by round-the-clock access to MSDSs, 3E Company provides a single source for EH&S information, emergency response oversight, and compliance reporting associated with chemical spill management and incidents related to chemical exposure, inhalation or ingestion.
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