EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: CompTox Chemistry

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Event Type: 
Non-NEHA Event

EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: CompTox Chemistry Dashboard

August 22, 2018
3:00 to 4:00 PM ET

Data and Tools to Support Chemical and Environmental Risk Assessment Information and data on chemicals is used by scientists to evaluate potential health and ecological risks due to environmental exposures. EPA’s CompTox Chemistry Dashboard helps evaluate the safety of chemicals by providing public access to a variety of information on over 760,000 chemicals currently in use. Within the Dashboard, users can access chemical structures, chemistry information, toxicity data, hazard data, exposure information, and additional links to relevant websites and applications. These data are compiled from sources including EPA’s computational toxicology research databases, and public domain databases such as the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s PubChem database.

This webinar will highlight major updates to the tool in August 2018 including data on Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). It will have consumer product category information and exposure predictions. In addition, it will link to more outside sources of chemical information. The Dashboard is used by EPA and others to support chemical safety decisions. States such as California and Minnesota have been using the dashboard to locate information on chemicals.

For example, EPA researchers worked with CA to identify product types that should be evaluated under the state’s Safer Product legislation. More information: https://www.epa.gov/chemical-research/chemistry-dashboard

Who should attend?

State environmental and health agencies, tribes, local governments, communities and others interested in learning about evaluating the safety of chemicals.

To join the webinar, please register:

In addition to webinar audio, you may dial: 1-866-299-3188 Access Code: 202-564-6669.

Additional information and past webinars can be found:

Contact Name: 
Monica Linnenbrink
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency