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EBSCO Publishing to Release Chemical Hazard Information Library™—Providing Comprehensive Data for Human and Environmental Hazards


By kmcevoy - Posted on 03 March 2011

~New Resource Designed to Meet the Toxicology & Chemical Hazard Information Needs of Corporate, Government, Medical and Academic Users ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 3, 2011 — Chemical Hazard Information Library™ (CHIL) is being released by EBSCO Publishing. CHIL brings valuable toxicology, pharmacology, occupational and public health and chemical hazard information to corporations, government agencies, medical facilities and academic institutions. Chemical Hazard Information Library includes millions of documents containing information vital to the areas of toxicity, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, teratogenicity, occupational exposure, and other hazard-related subject matter.

Chemical Hazard Information Library is comprised of 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 unparalleled functionality features 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.

EBSCO continues to expand its environment and energy content collection to augment the company’s many database offerings. Chemical Hazard Information Library offers a valuable complement to other EBSCO databases including Environment Complete™, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center™, Academic Search™ R&D and Energy & Power Source™.

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator serving the content needs of corporations, associations and organizations of all types. EBSCO offers a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases providing content from tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers. Databases provide information for areas ranging from research & development and corporate learning to departmental and industry-specific topics. EBSCO’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Business Source® Corporate, Business Book Summaries™, Learning Centers™, Business Basics™, Academic Search® R&D, Nonprofit Organization Reference Center™, and Health Library™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world, and may be integrated into corporate intranets, portals and learning management systems. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com.

EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Public Relations Manager
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
kmcevoy@ebscohost.com