TOOLS: Chemical Safety Calendar

Science  19 Nov 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5700, pp. 1269
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5700.1269e

For authoritative information on the toxicity of common chemicals, many experts rely on the Integrated Risk Information System from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (NetWatch, 28 March 2003, p. 1957). The new IRIS Tracker allows users to follow updates to these assessments. The reports proceed through 10 stages, from a literature search to internal and external peer review to appearance on the Web site. For each compound, the schedule lists how far the process has advanced and the expected dates for completing future steps.

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