In an article published on July 23, 2018, regulatory news provider Chemical Watch informed about a new resource called Chemical Hazard Data Commons, recently launched by the U.S. non-governmental organization (NGO) Healthy Building Network (HBN).
The resource, freely available online, “aggregates hazard determinations for more than 85 000 substances from a wide range of U.S. state, national and international governmental scientific bodies” and also implements the GreenScreen list translator, a tool developed by the NGO Clean Production Action (FPF reported). These features allow the users “to identify chemicals of concern and find safer alternatives.” The resource also provides chat functions and a forum allowing the users to discuss common topics of interest.
According to the developers at HBN, Chemical Hazard Data Commons is not only “a new way to search for chemical information,” but also “a shared dynamic space fostering ideas, dialogue, and a future where products free of chemical hazards are the norm and accessible to everyone.”
Chemical Watch (July 23, 2018). “U.S. NGO launches online resource for hazard data.”
Healthy Building Network. “Chemical Hazard Data Commons.” Online resource.