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Sci Data. 2018 Jul 10;5:180125. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2018.125.

The Chemical and Products Database, a resource for exposure-relevant data on chemicals in consumer products.

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Exposure Research Laboratory, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Computational Toxicology, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA.
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, USA.
ICF International, 2635 Meridian Pkwy #200, Durham, NC 27713, USA.


Quantitative data on product chemical composition is a necessary parameter for characterizing near-field exposure. This data set comprises reported and predicted information on more than 75,000 chemicals and more than 15,000 consumer products. The data's primary intended use is for exposure, risk, and safety assessments. The data set includes specific products with quantitative or qualitative ingredient information, which has been publicly disclosed through material safety data sheets (MSDS) and ingredient lists. A single product category from a refined and harmonized set of categories has been assigned to each product. The data set also contains information on the functional role of chemicals in products, which can inform predictions of the concentrations in which they occur. These data will be useful to exposure and risk assessors evaluating chemical and product safety.

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