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This paper reviews some of the information sources, in particular databases and programs, which can be used in the assessment of environmental and health risks associated with the production, distribution and use of xenobiotics. Two different types of databases are considered. Reference databases include directories and bibliographic databases, the largest of which is the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), with references to some ten million substances. Source databases contain actual data (text or numerical values) and libraries of software, which can be downloaded. An example of this type is the Environmental Chemicals Data Information Network (ECDIN) developed at the JRC.

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Authors: MCCUTCHEON P, JRC Ispra (IT);NÝRAGER O, JRC Ispra (IT);KARCHER W, JRC Ispra (IT);DEVILLERS J, CTIS, Ambérieu en Bugey (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: EURO-Course on Practical Applications of QSAR in Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, Ispra (IT), June 11-15, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35387 ORA
Record Number: 199010882 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en