From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Spring Cleaning? National Library of Medicine Household Products Database can help
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:29:16 +0000
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> >My routine procedure: get the SDS from the product manufacturer only to identify the ingredients. Then find an SDSs either from a U.S. exporter of each of those chemicals or E.U. SDSs on those chemicals. Go straight to the Section 11s to figure out what is known, what is not known.
Thanks for this idea. It's a helpful approach to addressing SDS questions.

It's interesting to note that a strategic "environmental scan" being developed this year by the American Chemical Society identified as a challenge (under "Political Trends")
? Implementation of safety standards:
a. Safety in academic and industrial laboratories is a global as well as an US issue.
b. Lack of reliable source of safety information, easily available, accurate, precise, and understandable.

There are many other trends described in the document that will impact Environmental Health and Safety programs, particularly in the academic environment. If any ACS members would like to see the full document, let me know.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College


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