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The NICNAS Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation (IMAP) database is now linked to eChemPortal

20 November 2017

NICNAS established the Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation (IMAP) framework to accelerate the assessment of chemicals on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS).
IMAP is a scientific and risk-based model for assessing chemicals with three tiers of assessment. The assessment effort increases with each tier. A decision is made at the end of each assessment tier if the next tier of assessment is required to determine risk.

Search performance improved

28 September 2017

New search engines have been implemented to increase the speed of retrieval of results.

OECD SIDS IUCLID temporarily down.

11 September 2017

Links to the websites of the following participants are temporarily down:

  • Substances in Preparations In the Nordic countries (SPIN) (now fixed)
  • OECD Existing Chemicals Screening Information Data Sets (SIDS) Database (OECD SIDS IUCLID)

Every effort is undertaken to make them accessible again soon.

The Information Platform for Chemical Monitoring database is now linked to eChemPortal

24 July 2017

IPCheM is a single access point for locating and accessing chemical monitoring data across all media in the European Union. Operated by the European Commission in collaboration with some European Union Agencies, it is developed to address the lack of information on the chemical exposure and burden on the humans and the environment, recognised as the major gap in the knowledge base for chemical policies in several policy documents in the past 15 years.

ECHA CHEM and ACToR temporarily down (now fixed)

04 January 2017

ECHA CHEM and ACToR are temporarily down but will be made accessible as soon as possible.

The German database Informationsystem für gefärliche Stoffe IGS is now linked to eChemPortal

27 May 2016

IGS provides public access to a variety of information on chemical and microbiological substances mostly in German. The focus is on regulatory information reflecting German and European, as well as Swiss, US and selected other legislation and assessments. Besides this, information on substance data and emergency procedures is available.

The Chemical Hazards Database of the European Food Safety Authority is now linked to eChemPortal

20 April 2016

The Chemical Hazards Database of the European Food Safety Authority is now linked to eChemPortal.org. This database links to all EFSA's publications dealing with risk assessments of chemicals in food and feed since its creation in 2002. These include all Scientific Opinions, statements and EFSA's conclusion on pesticides performed by its Scientific Panels, the Scientific Committee and units.

Launch of the new search by GHS classification in eChemPortal

12 June 2015

Users can now search by GHS classification in eChemPortal, for an individual chemical, and view GHS classifications which have undergone a review by a regulatory body or intergovernmental organisation. The C&L inventory of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the GHS Classification Results by the Japanese Government are the first searchable data sources in eChemPortal.

ESIS and OECD SIDS temporarily down

17 November 2014

ESIS has been closed down due to the fact that the databases used via ESIS have been taken over by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

OECD SIDS is temporarily down but will be made accessible as soon as possible.

The Joint Substance Data Pool of the German Federal Government and the German Federal State's (GSBL) is now linked to eChemPortal

18 August 2014

The Joint Substance Data Pool of the German Federal Government and Federal States (GSBL) is now linked to eChemPortal. It provides reliable, topical chemicals information in support of all activities to prevent and avert danger and to protect humans and the environment. GSBL represents a wide range of features of chemical substances. Records contain information on physical and chemical properties, on ecotoxicological and toxicological parameters and on environmental fate. They provide descriptions of environmental hazards, health dangers, fire and other technical hazards and give information on relevant chemicals-related legislation.

Filter by type of information

20 June 2014

You can now filter searches by substance to results for data sources which contain specific types of information: property information, exposure and use information, or national GHS classifications.

View the new video tutorials on property search and GHS information

05 June 2014

The eChemPortal property search tutorial explains how to perform a property search on a specific chemical in eChemPortal.The eChemPortal GHS classification information search tutorial explains how to find GHS classification information on a specific chemical in eChemPortal.

The INERIS Portail Substances Chimiques is now linked to eChemPortal

18 April 2014

The INERIS Portail Substances Chimiques is a French portal now linked to eChemPortal. It provides data on chemicals in the following areas: identification, regulations, physico-chemical properties, behavior (fate in environment, degradation, accumulation...), ecotoxicity (acute and chronic), toxicity (accidental and chronic) and technico-economic data.

Help us to help you. A new survey is on-line to collect eChemPortal user feedback

21 February 2014

All eChemPortal users are encouraged to respond to the on-line survey. Your answers will help us improve eChemPortal in meeting your needs.

eChemPortal has a new refreshed logo

21 February 2014

The Gefahrstoffdatenbank der Länder is now linked to eChemPortal

12 September 2013

Germany's Gefahrstoffdatenbank der Länder database is now linked to eChemPortal. 102,545 substance records can be searched through the substance search. This includes German hazardous substances legislation as well as other sources reflecting the state of technology and occupational health and safety relating to activities involving hazardous substances. In addition, it contains links to various other German data bases.

The Canadian Categorization Results (CCR) health data can be searched by substance identity

2 September 2013

The Categorization Results from Canada Database containing the categorization results for substances on the Canadian Domestic substance list now contains supporting data on Human health regarding : potential for exposure, previous assessments, simple hazard assessment and complex hazard assessment. Users are now able to find these additional specific endpoint properties through the eChemPortal search by substance identity.

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) database of completed chemical reviews now searchable in eChemPortal

21 August 2013

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) database of completed chemical reviews includes (in some cases) detailed risk assessment reports addressing human health and the environment. A review, initiated on new concerns, may lead to the reconsideration of the registration of agricultural and veterinary chemicals in the marketplace if potential risks to safety and performance have been identified.

EPA Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides (EPA HHBP) now searchable on eChemPortal

15 January 2013

EPA derived the Human health benchmarks for pesticides by applying the health effects data from pesticide registrations to the typical methods used for developing drinking water health advisories. It was developed to enable states, water systems and the public to better determine whether the detection of a pesticide in drinking water or source waters for drinking water may indicate a potential health risk.

EPA Office of Pesticide Programs' Aquatic Life Benchmarks now available on eChemPortal

06 December 2012

The aquatic life benchmarks (for freshwater species) are based on toxicity values reviewed by EPA and used in the Agency's most recent risk assessments developed as part of the decision-making process for pesticide registration. Each Aquatic Life Benchmark is based on the most sensitive, scientifically acceptable toxicity endpoint available for a given taxon of all scientifically acceptable toxicity data available to EPA.

SPIN - Substances in Preparations In the Nordic countries Database is now linked to eChemPortal

09 May 2012

The SPIN database contains information on chemical substances from the Nordic product registers (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden). The types of information are :exposure assessments, use patterns, industrial chemicals and volumes. The Nordic SPIN database includes an Exposure Toolbox. The Use Index enables to search for general indicative exposure of human beings and the environment from different chemicals and uses. With the SPIN database, over 25000 records have been added in eChemPortal.

Two additional databases : Combined Exposure and Australian NICNAS Other available on eChemPortal

20 December 2011

The Collection of Case Studies on Risk Assessments of Combined Exposures to Multiple Chemicals (Combined Exposures) can now be searched on eChemPortal. To date, it gathers 5 case studies from the WHO OECD ILSI/HESI International Workshop on Risk Assessment of Combined Exposures to Multiple Chemicals.
The Australian NICNAS Other database contains Hazard assessment reports on existing chemicals other than Priority Existing Chemical assessments.

Schedule of Chemicals Assessments available on eChemPortal

12 December 2011

A new webpage "Schedule of Assessments" has been created on eChemPortal to lead to existing scheduling information of national/regional and international assessments notified to the OECD by OECD member countries and stakeholders. The links are provided with the aim to assist in avoiding duplication across national/regional programmes in the area of chemical assessment.

3,593 J-CHECK endpoints have been added to eChemPortal

10 November 2011

Users of are now able to search on 3,593 specific endpoint properties for chemical substances contained in the Japan CHEmicals Collaborative Knowledge database. J-CHECK is a database developed to provide information regarding the "Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc. " (CSCL) by the Japanese authorities.

Today, 657,802 chemicals and 560,920 property endpoints can me searched in eChemPortal.org.

"How-to link to eChemPortal's substance search" new webpage

26 October 2011

A new webpage explaining how-to create links to search directly on eChemPortal has been created to encourage linking back to eChemPortal from other's webpages.

Canadian Categorization Results (CCR) can be searched by chemical property

8 September 2011

Users of eChemPortal are now able to search specific endpoint properties for substances contained in The Ecological Categorization Results from Canada Database. This Database contains the ecological categorization results for substances on the Canadian Domestic substance list and the supporting data on: Inherent toxicity, Persistency and Bioaccumulation.

eChemPortal allows search by Korean names

23 May 2011

Approximately 1600 Korean chemical names have been added to the eChemPortal index of chemical names allowing a search by chemical name in Korean.

1000 additional Chinese names searchable in eChemPortal

23 May 2011

Approximately 1000 Chinese chemical names have been added to the eChemPortal index of chemical names allowing a search by chemical name in Chinese.

Canadian Categorization Results (CCR)

4 April 2011

Direct links to the ecological categorization results for substances on the Canadian Domestic substance list and the supporting data on inherent toxicity, persistency, and bioaccumulation are now available in eChemPortal.

AGRITOX - Base de données sur les substances actives phytopharmaceutiques

9 March 2011

Direct links to AGRITOX containing information on properties of pesticide active substances, including Physical chemical properties, Toxicity, Environmental fate and behavior, Ecotoxicity, References values (ADI, ARfD, AOEL, PNEC), and Classification according to GHS are now available in eChemPortal.

eChemPortal Phase 2 is now live

6 December 2010

Improvements include a search by chemical property in addition to a search by substance name and identification number. Users can select specific search criteria for chemical endpoint properties.

U.S. EPA Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource (ACToR)

11 August 2010

Direct links to the ACToR system are now available through eChemPortal. ACToR makes links available to more than 400 sources of publicly available data on environmental chemicals. Data includes chemical structure, physico-chemical values, in vitro assay data and in vivo toxicology data. The database contains both tabular, quantitative data as well as links to text reports at other sites.

eChemPortal allows search by Chinese chemical names

7 April 2010

Approximately 1000 Chinese chemical names have been added to the eChemPortal index of chemical names allowing a search by chemical name in Chinese.

Newly participating report collection: The United Kingdom Coordinated Chemicals Risk Management Programme Publications (UK CCRMP Outputs)

29 March 2010

Direct links to Risk Evaluation Reports containing full risk assessment for the environment, including human health hazard assessment, based on all available valid data.

Newly participating report collection: The Result of the GHS Classification by the Japanese Government (GHS-J)

17 March 2010

Direct links to results of the FY2005-2006 GHS classification of approximately 1,500 chemicals by the Japanese government.

Newly participating report collection: United States Environmental Protection Agency Integrated Risk Information System (US EPA IRIS)

12 August 2009

Direct links to reports on specific substances found in the environment and their potential to cause human health effects are now available through eChemPortal.

Newly participating database: Hazardous Substance Data Bank (HSDB) managed by the National Library of Medicine in the United States

12 May 2009

Direct links to information on the toxicology and environmental fate of potentially hazardous chemicals. It contains over 5,000 records with data on human health effects, animal toxicity studies, standards and regulations, chemical/physical properties, pharmacology, emergency medical treatment, safety and handling, environmental exposure, and more.

Newly participating database: The United States Environmental Protection Agency's Substance Registry Services (SRS)

10 April 2009

Direct links to information about regulated and monitored substances are now available through eChemPortal. The system provides a common basis for identification of chemicals in EPA regulations, data systems and from other sources, including basic core metadata, statutory or list information, and links to other sites for additional information.

Newly participating report collection: Canada's Existing Substances Assessment Repository (CESAR)

5 February 2009

Direct links to risk and other regulatory assessment reports on existing chemicals that are produced or imported in Canada or released into the Canadian environment are now available through eChemPortal.

Newly participating database: Japan Existing Chemical Data Base (JECDB)

26 September 2008

Direct links to toxicity test reports from Japan's existing chemicals safety programme are now available through eChemPortal.

Newly participating database: New Zealand's Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Chemical Classification Information Database (HSNO CCID)

8 July 2008

Direct links to chemicals classified by New Zealand's Environmental Risk Management Authority are now available through eChemPortal.

Newly participating database: Finland's Data Bank of Environmental Properties of Chemicals (EnviChem)

23 June 2008

Direct links to data related to the effects, fate and behaviour of chemicals in the environment in a database maintained by Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) are now available through eChemPortal.

Newly participating report collection: Australia's NICNAS

1 October 2007

Direct links to reports on chemicals assessed as Priority Existing Chemicals under Australia's National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) are now available through eChemPortal.

Launch of eChemPortal

13 June 2007

eChemPortal - The Global Portal to Information on Chemical Substances is publicly launched on 13 June.

eChemPortal is an internet gateway that provides direct free access to information on the properties of chemicals (physical-chemical properties, environmental fate and behaviour, ecotoxicity, toxicity) as well as to hazard and risk assessments. It allows users to simultaneously search multiple databases, most of which are prepared for government chemical review programmes.

eChemPortal Web Survey

13 June 2007

To ensure the portal is enhanced to meet your needs, we ask that you take a few minutes to complete a web survey to provide your feedback on how best to improve the site.

XML schema for the OECD harmonised templates

May 2007

Now downloadable from the OECD Internet site: XML schema for the OECD harmonised templates for reporting a summary of the results of a test on a chemical to determine its properties or effects on human health and the environment.

The templates are aimed at developers of database systems as they prescribe the formats by which such information can be entered into and maintained in databases. By using these templates, governments and industry will easily be able to electronically exchange test study summary information.

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