Revamped eChemPortal for Access to Over 600,000 Chemicals

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in partnership with ECHA, has launched its newest version of eChemPortal. Also known as the Global Portal to Information on Chemical Substances, eChemPortal provides free public access to over 600,000 records on chemical substances.

The revamped portal, hosted and funded by ECHA, includes the ability to search participating databases by chemical property (i.e., physical chemical properties, environmental fate and behavior, ecotoxicity and toxicity).

The ECHA dissemination database, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource (ACToR), US EPA Integrated Risk Information System (US EPA IRIS), and the United Kingdom Coordinated Chemicals Risk Management Programme Publications (UK CCRMP Outputs) are among 19 participating databases that gather information on existing chemicals, new industrial chemicals, pesticides, and biocides.

New web links provide information according to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), including the GHS classification of an estimated 1,500 chemicals stored by the Japanese government.

Visit eChemPortal’s Help page for more information on using eChemPortal.

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Kal Kawar, CIH, PE, has a bachelor's in chemical engineering and a master's in industrial hygiene. His professional experience includes serving as staff industrial hygienist for IBM's New York semiconductor manufacturing facility, and as industrial hygienist for IBM’s US headquarters. Now executive vice president of Actio, Kal taps more than 20 years' worth of chemical engineering, industrial hygiene, and environmental engineering experience. His far-reaching expertise with global regulatory challenges created by EPA, TSCA, REACH, RoHS, WEEE – and hundreds of others – aid in developing Actio software solutions for MSDS management, raw material disclosure compliance, and product stewardship in a supply chain.