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EPA releases ‘dashboard’ for chemical-screening data

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EPA -- dec13

Washington – Screening data for nearly 2,000 chemicals is available through the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Interactive Chemical Safety for Sustainability Dashboard.

Also known as iCSS, the dashboard provides users with access to data from screening techniques for the risks of chemicals found in industrial and consumer products.

“Today’s release marks an important milestone in communicating and improving our understanding of the impact chemicals have on human health and the environment,” Lek Kadeli, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s research and development office, said in a Dec. 17 press release.

The same day, EPA also announced a contest for the science and technology community to use the data and provide solutions for predicting potential health effects.