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Canada Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission website

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
Some of the resources provided on this website are free while others are subscription-based.

Chemical Synonyms Database, Environment Canada - Environmental Technology Centre
"This database is used to find synonyms of a chemical name and to find the standard IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) name for that chemical."

Environment Canada - Existing Substances Evaluation website
"The Existing Substances Branch represents Environment Canada's expertise for environmental risk assessment of existing substances."

Environment Canada and Health Canada - New Substances Program website

Environment Canada – Commercial Chemicals Website
This is the website of the Commercial Chemicals Evaluation Branch (CCEB) of Environment Canada. “Together with Health Canada, the CCEB identifies and assesses the risks posed by existing chemicals, new chemical substances and new products of biotechnology (that are not regulated under federal Acts besides the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)) and develops suitable responses under CEPA to these risks.”

Environment Canada National Office of Pollution Prevention
"The National Office of Pollution Prevention (NOPP) is Environment Canada's focal point for the management of toxic substances, implementation of federal pollution prevention policy and legislation, and the development of new concepts and policy instruments that facilitate the transition to pollution prevention in Canada."

Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
"IRIS is a database of human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment." The entire database can even be downloaded if desired (

IPCS INCHEM - Chemical Safety Information from Intergovernmental Organizations
"IPCS INCHEM is a means of rapid access to internationally peer reviewed information on chemicals commonly used throughout the world, which may also occur as contaminants in the environment and food. It consolidates information from a number of intergovernmental organizations whose goal it is to assist in the sound management of chemicals."

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Material Safety Data Sheet Collections, Safety Information Resources Inc. (SIRI):

UNEP Chemicals (International Registry of Potentially Toxic Chemicals - IRPTC), United Nations Environment Program

U.S. EPA Chemical References Web Pages


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