Chemical & Engineering News: EU releases database of toxic chemicals in products

Chemical & Engineering News: EU releases database of toxic chemicals in products. “The new database contains information provided by about 6,000 companies, which are required to notify [European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)] if they market products that contain ‘substances of very high concern’ at concentrations of more than 0.1% by weight. Lead compounds, found in products such as batteries, automotive parts, and crystalware, are the most common substances in the database.”

North Carolina State University: Virtual Lab Finds the Right AI Tool for Each Chemistry Problem

North Carolina State University (WOLFPACK!): Virtual Lab Finds the Right AI Tool for Each Chemistry Problem. “Having the right tool for the job makes the job a lot easier, less expensive and faster. Chemical engineering researchers have now developed a virtual laboratory that can be used to determine the artificial intelligence (AI) tools best suited for addressing various chemical synthesis challenges in flow chemistry systems.”

ChemistryWorld: Rebooted chemical safety database now hosted by CAS

ChemistryWorld: Rebooted chemical safety database now hosted by CAS. “A crowdsourced database of hazardous chemical reactions has become more accessible and scalable thanks to backing from the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) data division, CAS. The freely available Chemical Safety Library (CSL) is intended to improve awareness of potentially hazardous experiments, and was originally developed by the US non-profit Pistoia Alliance in 2017.”

Chemical & Engineering News: Database brings clarity to chemical weapons lists

Chemical & Engineering News: Database brings clarity to chemical weapons lists. “In the fight against chemical weapons, information is power. That’s why researchers are hopeful that a new database of chemical warfare agents, including tables of molecular structures and other key details, will help efforts to clamp down on these monstrous compounds (J. Chem. Inf. Model. 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.0c00896).”

Phys .org: Can I mix those chemicals? There’s an app for that!

Phys .org: Can I mix those chemicals? There’s an app for that!. “Improperly mixed chemicals cause a shocking number of fires, explosions, and injuries in laboratories, businesses, and homes each year. A new open source computer program called ChemStor developed by engineers at the University of California, Riverside, can prevent these dangerous situations by telling users if it is unsafe to mix certain chemicals.”

News@Northeastern: He’s Training Computers To Find New Molecules With The Machine Learning Algorithms Used By Facebook And Google

News@Northeastern: He’s Training Computers To Find New Molecules With The Machine Learning Algorithms Used By Facebook And Google. “For more than a decade, Facebook and Google algorithms have been learning as much as they can about you. It’s how they refine their systems to deliver the news you read, those puppy videos you love, and the political ads you engage with. These same kinds of algorithms can be used to find billions of molecules and catalyze important chemical reactions that are currently induced with expensive and toxic metals, says Steven A. Lopez, an assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern.”

PR Newswire: Fragrance Creators Association Launches Groundbreaking Digital Fragrance Resource for the Public (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Fragrance Creators Association Launches Groundbreaking Digital Fragrance Resource for the Public (PRESS RELEASE). “The Fragrance Conservatory empowers users to: Search ingredients to understand their use and safety. Learn about the history and science behind making a fragrance. Discover the many positive wellness benefits of fragrance. Follow the fragrance industry’s efforts to promote public health.”

Florida International University: Researchers develop a database of DNA damage

Florida International University: Researchers develop a database of DNA damage. “The frequent exposure to chemicals in the environment and diet leads to the chemical modification of DNA, resulting in the addition of two or more distinct molecules—or adducts— to DNA. Some DNA adducts can induce mutations during cell division, and when occurring in critical regions of the genome, lead to disease, including cancer. A team of researchers are developing and curating a comprehensive international database of DNA adduct standards.”

Delaware Online: Look up what chemicals are near your home

Delaware Online: Look up what chemicals are near your home. “Tourism and agriculture may be the dominant industries in Delaware, but chemical production and related processes remain at the heart of some businesses in the state. There are at least 72 facilities throughout the state that handled hazardous materials or were permitted to emit certain levels of chemicals into the air land and water in recent years. Type in an address to see how close you might be to those sources.”

Chemistry World: Chemical safety database gets American Chemical Society and Iupac backing

Chemistry World: Chemical safety database gets American Chemical Society and Iupac backing. “A public database of hazardous chemical reactions launched in March 2017 by the US non-profit group Pistoia Alliance has secured the backing of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and its Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) – a massive index of research papers and compound structures. Pistoia created this Chemical Safety Library (CSL) as a tool for researchers to share and learn about lab accidents and thereby prevent repeat incidents, and these two new partners will develop and launch an updated, more user-friendly version of the database.”

University of California San Francisco: Chemical Exposure Web Tool Defines Risks Faced by Millions of California Women

University of California San Francisco: Chemical Exposure Web Tool Defines Risks Faced by Millions of California Women. “The tool, which was developed by researchers at UC San Francisco and the California Department of Public Health’s Occupational Health Branch, is part of an ongoing study focused on understanding potential breast cancer risks related to workplace chemical exposures. Users can search the database by ethnicity/race, age, and occupation to see risk information on more than a thousand chemicals, sorted into 24 chemical groups, as well as which chemicals are likely to be present in various occupations.”

Hindustan Times: Now, a database of harmful chemicals in everyday items

Hindustan Times: Now, a database of harmful chemicals in everyday items. “Chennai-based Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) has created an online database — Database of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and their Toxicity Profiles (DEDuCT) — of 686 endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), many of which are present in everyday items.” The news article does not appear to have a link to the resource. It’s available at https://cb.imsc.res.in/deduct/ .