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From: "Kristi Ohr" 
Date: January 15, 2010 11:48:11 AM EST
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] MSDS source?

Hi Katherine,
The ones from Sigma-Aldrich seem to be consistently the most reliable 
(at least for when I've really needed them).  You can download pdf 
versions of MSDSs for their products from their website for free.  You 
might need an account with them, but you should be able to create that 
for free.  Here's their URL if you need it.
Kristi Evenson-Ohr, Ph.D.
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Amherst College

From: Alan Hall 
Date: January 15, 2010 11:51:09 AM EST
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] MSDS source?

Perhaps you haven't found a source you really trust because mainly there 
isn't one.  You must naturally have available the 
manufacturer's/supplier's MSDSs, but if you have a real concern about 
any issues with the chemicals you are storing/using, you should consider 
doing a "due diligence" literature search yourself.  "If you want it 
done right, do it yourself" is an old adage, but one that has a great 
deal of truth in it.
Alan H. Hall, M.D.
From: "Lawrence M Gibbs" 
Date: January 15, 2010 11:55:06 AM EST
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] MSDS source?

One of the best we have found is ChemWatch, which is a subscription 
service, but which independent of any manufacturers provides good 
searching and review for development of their MSDS database.
Lawrence M. Gibbs, CIH
Associate Vice Provost for EH&S
Stanford University
480 Oak Road
Stanford, CA  94305
From: "Herriott, Carole" 
Date: January 15, 2010 12:00:55 PM EST
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] MSDS source?

You might try Sigma/Aldrich and VWR


From: "Schmidt-Nebril, Kathleen" 
Date: January 15, 2010 11:44:07 AM EST
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] MSDS source?

I have always used with great success!

Kathleen Schmidt-Nebril, NRCC-CHO
Chemistry Division Department of Natural Science
Dominican University
River Forest, IL 60305

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