Consumer Product Chemicals Database

The chemicals in your drawers and cupboards have now been compiled into a single database by the EPA and it is publicly available:  The Chemicals and Products Database

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Consumer-product chemicals. Researchers at the Environmental Protection Agency have created a new dataset of “reported and predicted information on more than 75,000 chemicals and more than 15,000 consumer products.” The Chemicals and Products Database, as they’ve named it, is an “aggregation of publicly available data on chemical-use categorization, consumer product composition […], and functional use of chemicals”, and uses “a consistent scheme for categorizing products and chemicals.” You can download the data via the EPA’s Chemistry Dashboard.

 

Source: Data Is Plural


 

Abstract

Quantitative data on product chemical composition is a necessary parameter for characterizing near-field exposure. This data set comprises reported and predicted information on more than 75,000 chemicals and more than 15,000 consumer products. The data’s primary intended use is for exposure, risk, and safety assessments. The data set includes specific products with quantitative or qualitative ingredient information, which has been publicly disclosed through material safety data sheets (MSDS) and ingredient lists. A single product category from a refined and harmonized set of categories has been assigned to each product. The data set also contains information on the functional role of chemicals in products, which can inform predictions of the concentrations in which they occur. These data will be useful to exposure and risk assessors evaluating chemical and product safety.