Wherever the writer of the MSDS decides to pull it from. Thi s may be from incredibly reputable sources or -- shall we say politely, d iddly-squat or elsewhere depending on the expertise of the MSDS writer and his/her datamining skills. A good start is from the S pecialized Information Systems folks at the National Library of Medicine:&n bsp; http://www.nlm.nih.gov, and then check out the various databases on the left side of the screen.  ; Some MSDSs are well-thought-out and quite inclusive; others? well say what you want (not always complimentary). Due diligence su ggests you do some datamining beyond them if you have a Health and Safety Q uestion. MSDSs are always not the "end-all, be-all" becaus e sometimes, there's more EHS data to be found.
Alan H. Hall, M.D.
President and Chief Medical Toxicologist, TMCTS, Inc.
Formerly, Editor-in-Chief, TOMES Plus
Clinical Assistant Professor
Colorado School of Public Health
Can anyone tell me where the toxicological information on an MSDS comes from?
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