Chemical hazard evaluation: the use of factual health and safety databanks

M. Evangelisti, C. Bolognesi, R. Rabboni, D. Ugolini

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Abstract

The usefulness of factual health and safety databanks is discussed in this paper. Four databanks have been selected for this study: HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank), ECDIN (Environmental Chemicals Data Information Network), RTECS (Registry of the Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances) and CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information). The quality of the information available in the databanks considered was examined for five different chemical compounds and the completeness of the information available was carried out by an analysis of carcinogenic and mutagenic data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-217
Number of pages7
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume153
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 22 1994

Keywords

  • Carcinogenicity
  • Factual databanks
  • Mutagenicity
  • Toxicological evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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