(Beyond Pesticides, November 28, 2011) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released Pesticide Chemical Search, a new database that allows users to easily access information related to pesticide active ingredients, including regulatory and scientific information. Pesticide Chemical Search is designed to consolidate information from the Office of Pesticide Programâ€™s website and several other important sources. Though the database makes searching for pesticide information more user-friendly, it does not offer additional information on chemical adverse effects.
The new application collects existing web pages on specific chemicals on EPAâ€™s Office of Pesticide Programâ€™s website and allows users access to this information through a single portal. Users will also be able to quickly find the current status of a chemical and where it is in the review process. Another key feature is the ability to determine if there are any dockets open for public comment for a given chemical.
Other key features of Pesticide Chemical search include:
â€¢ 20,000+ regulatory documents such as fact sheets and REDs
â€¢ Links to over 800 dockets in Regulations.gov
â€¢ Links to important information, including pesticide tolerances in the eCFR
â€¢ Web services that provide a wide variety and depth of information about a particular chemical
â€¢ 100,000+ chemical synonyms to power the search engine
Pesticide Chemical Search will be expanded to include pesticide product labels and other relevant information in the near future.
The new Pesticide Chemical Search tool can be found at www.epa.gov/pesticides/chemicalsearch.
Source: EPA News