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Re: ingredients in household cleansers

Hi Kirsten,
I think the PAN Pesticide Database may help you with the pesticide portion
of your project.  Its a fairly comprehensive database of information on
pesticides "providing human toxicity (chronic and acute), ecotoxicity and
regulatory information for about 5,400 pesticide active ingredients and
their transformation products, as well as adjuvants and solvents used in
pesticide products".  You can search by product name or active ingredient,
hope it helps!

Nicole Buffa
U.S. EPA Region 9 - Merit Program
75 Hawthorne
CMD 4-2
San Francisco, CA 94105
p. 415.744.1137
f.  415.744.1073

At 04:38 PM 7/1/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>I'm working on a project for the NRDC where the goal is to mount a web
>that people can visit in order to answer some questions about the
>and cleansers they use in their home (or pay to have used).  The website
>will then calculate the visitor's personal toxicity score and give them
>helpful tactics for reducing their score.  (Hopefully, the site will
>eventually be expanded to include other home exposure items as well as
>and global toxics.)
>At any rate, in order to arrive at this personal toxicity score, we're
>assigning the toxic ingredients found in cleansers and pesticides a value
>that represents their degree of toxicity (a long story in and of itself).
>I'm having a heck of a time relating these ingredients back to brand name
>products.  Can anyone point me to a database of household cleansers and
>their ingredients?  Cleansers have active ingredients listed by % on their
>label, but I'm hoping we can find a comprehensive source for this
>Thanks a bunch.
>Kirsten Sinclair Rosselot, P.E.
>Process Profiles
>P.O. Box 8264
>Calabasas, CA 91372-8264
>(818) 878-0454