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EBSCO Publishing to Release Chemical Hazard Information Library

March 23, 2011
EBSCO Publishing is releasing the new Chemical Hazard Information Library (CHIL). CHIL brings toxicology, pharmacology, occupational and public health, and chemical hazard information to corporations, government agencies, medical facilities, and academic institutions. CHIL includes millions of documents in the areas of toxicity, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, teratogenicity, occupational exposure, and other hazard-related subject matter. Chemical Hazard Information Library comprises more than 130 collections providing continually updated hazard and reproductive risk data on tens of thousands of chemicals. This content is a critical resource for researchers studying the effects of hazardous substances on humans and the environment, and for professionals who are responsible for regulating and managing chemical hazards in occupational environments including laboratories, clinical settings, and industrial workplaces. The database also facilitates the instructional and learning process for faculty and students by providing data in a clear, informative format.

The collections include content from a wide range of international sources including:
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)
  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
  • International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
  • European Commission
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • National Toxicology Program (NTP)
  • Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • European Chemicals Agency
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
  • National Toxicology Program (NTP)
  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • European Commission Scientific Committees
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
The extensive, up-to-date content, as well as the functionality in CHIL,saves users time and effort by providing them with a consolidated and comprehensive resource to quickly and easily find the toxicology and chemical hazard information they need. Notable features include the EXPERTIndex, which allows users to search and access content with precise relevance. Also included is the ChemID Enhanced feature, which enables users to easily access pertinent information on a myriad of chemical substances.