Additional Resources for Data Collection

These are just some of the resources that can be used to aid in data collections.


Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL):

To provide employers, workers, and other interested parties with a list of alternate occupational exposure limits that may serve to better protect workers, OSHA has annotated the existing Z-Tables with other selected occupational exposure limits. OSHA has chosen to present a side-by-side table with the Cal/OSHA PELs, the NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits (RELs) and the ACGIH TLVs.

Immediately Dangerous To Life or Health (IDLH) Values:

NIOSH has continued to review relevant scientific data and conduct research on methods for developing IDLH values.


Integrated Risk Information System:

Identifying and characterizing the health hazards of chemicals found in the environment.

International Agency for Research on Cancer

IARC Monographs on the Identification of Carcinogenic Hazards to Humans, List of Classifications, Agents classified by the IARC Monographs, Volumes 1 thru 124

OSHA select list of carcinogens:

Defined as any substance that meets one of the various criteria. This list takes a conservative approach by listing all substances classified as known, probable, or possible human carcinogens by NTP and IARC

Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics:

Help systematically identify both existing and emerging occupational and environmental health concerns.

European Union List of Endocrine Disruptors:

The EU has introduced specific legislative obligations aimed at phasing out endocrine disruptors in water, industrial chemicals, plant protection products and biocides. EU - Priority Endocrine Disruptor

European Union Substances of Very High Concern:

Candidate List of substances of very high concern for Authorization published in accordance with Article 59(10) of the REACH Regulation

Chemsec SIN List:

SIN List is a comprehensive list of substances that has been identified by ChemSec as fulfilling the criteria for Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), as described in the EU chemicals regulation REACH article 57.

TEDX list of potential endocrine disruptors:

TEDX is a science based, nonprofit research institute with the mission to reduce the production and use of chemicals that interfere with healthy hormone function.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for EPI Suite

The estimation programs interface suite was developed by the US EPAs Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics and Syracuse Research Corporation. It is a screening level tool. Estimated values should not be used when experimental (measured) values are available. The tool can not be used for all chemical substances. EPIWeb 4.1 provides possible values for: Ecotoxicity - LC 50 fish; EC 50 algae; ChV fish; ChV algae; Persistence - Half-life: Air; water; soil; Biodegradability - BioWin; Bioconcentration/Bioaccumulation - Log Kow; BCF/BAF


Global Warming Potential Values

Table includes the 100-year time horizon global warming potentials (GWP) relative to CO2. This table is adapted from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, 2014

GWP referenced to the updated decay response for the Bern carbon cycle model and future CO2 atmospheric concentrations held constant at current levels.

GWP and Atmospheric Lifetime for Major Greenhouse Gases

Ozone Depleting Substances

provides information on compounds recognized as ozone-depleting substances (ODS) under the Montreal Protocol. The ODS are split into two groups under the Clean Air Act: Class I ODS, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and Class II ODS, such as hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).

Initial List of Hazardous Air Pollutants with Modifications:

Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is required to regulate emissions of hazardous air pollutants. This original list included 189 pollutants.


Toxics Use Reduction Act toxic/Hazardous Substance List:

All toxic or hazardous substances regulated under TURA and subject to reporting and planning requirements are compiled into one list

More Resources:

These links take you to various pages for finding general, and sometimes detailed, information on chemicals including but not limited to physical properties, health effects, and environmental fate information.