Safety data sheets (formerly MSDS) are the best source of information regarding the hazards, emergency response, and protective measures for any hazardous material.
Manufacturers are always the most reliable sources for SDSs, and the UC system has provided its researchers with UC SDS Resources, a systemwide website created to help locate SDSs and other chemical safety information. In addition, UC SDS Resources allows users to utilize a customized Google search designed to quickly locate an SDS. This resource functions like any regular search engine.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding SDSs.
Chemical Information Sites
- OSHA/EPA Occupational Chemical Database
This database compiles information from several government agencies and organizations.
- Interactive Learning Paradigms Incorporated
This site has an extensive Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) link library.
Pesticides and Toxicology Sites
- EXTOXNET (Extension Toxicology Network)
The EXTOXNET InfoBase provides a variety of information about pesticides.
- TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork)
TOXNET is a resource for searching databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. TOXNET is provided by the National Library of Medicine, at the National Institutes of Health.
Biological Hazards Pathogen Safety Data Sheets (PSDS) Sites
- Pathogen Safety Data Sheets
Public Health Agency of Canada
Other Chemical Hazards Sites
- EPA Fact Sheets
Use to search the EMCI Chemical References web pages
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
ATSDR ToxFAQs is a series of summaries about hazardous substances.
- California Poison Information Center
The California Poison Control System