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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Spring Cleaning? National Library of Medicine Household Products Database can help
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:38:06 +0000
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Ľ╚└Caution HERE!

The site is often not currant and I have found maybe 5 yrs. out of date. Never got a straight answer as to when the site is updated

Your best bet is to go to a company's website and obtain the latest Product SDS.

Even though a SDS is not required for a consumer product per se as they are regulated by the CPSC, most consumer product companies do author product SDS due to the necessity of a requirement by major retailers (Walmart...) and in addition have ingredient disclosure programs in place.


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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Spring Cleaning? National Library of Medicine Household Products Database can help

NLM Toxicology and Environmental Health Info
Spring cleaning?

The Environmental Protection Agency ranks indoor air pollution among the top environmental dangers.

Common cleaning products can contribute to this problem. Immediate effects of exposure to indoor pollutants can include headaches, dizziness, and fatigue, as well as irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, and exacerbated symptoms of asthma and other respiratory illnesses.

Learn what's in these products, their potential health effects, and about safety and handling with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Household Products Database (HPD).

HPD links over 15,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients. The database is designed to help answer the following questions:

What are the chemical ingredients and their percentage in specific brands?
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What other chemical information is available from the National Library of Medicine?
Explore the Household Products Database at

National Library of Medicine Household Products Database


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