Making Comparisons

Everyone wants to make safer products, but it's very easy (and common) to make "regrettable substitutions."  In lots of cases companies preferentially pick chemicals with similar functional properties because there's simply less known about them.  Unfortunately there's a good chance...

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Getting Started

You found us!  Now what?

If you're looking for an answer about the hazards of a particular chemical or substance you're in the right place.  The first step is to set up a free account.  While we can show you if something is in the database without logging in, we ask that you create and...

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Searching the toxnot database

Home page searches

Search is pretty straight forward from a user perspective, except when it doesn't work.  The reality with chemicals hazard information is that the amount of time required to find the relevant information is a huge barrier to most users.  With this in mind, we're...

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How Upvotes Work on toxnot - Giving Chemicals a Thumbs Up

Lots of chemicals and substances are used across totally unrelated industries.  One of the main aims of toxnot is to find all the unrelated people and organizations that are interested in a particular substance and allow them to work together to help the world better understand its...

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