CNN: These 9 hand sanitizers may contain a potentially fatal ingredient, FDA warns

CNN: These 9 hand sanitizers may contain a potentially fatal ingredient, FDA warns. “The US Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to use hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem SA due to the potential presence of a toxic chemical. The FDA has discovered methanol, a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through skin or ingested, in samples of Lavar Gel and CleanCare No Germ hand sanitizers, both produced by the Mexican company.”

Pacific Daily News: Search our database of unexploded ordnance found on Guam

Pacific Daily News: Search our database of unexploded ordnance found on Guam. “During the 20-day battle to liberate Guam from Japanese forces, the American military bombarded the island with explosives. Today, some of the munitions remain, turning up on beaches, farms and construction sites.”

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.”

European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials: Search for over 300 nanomaterials on the EU market

European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials: Search for over 300 nanomaterials on the EU market. “It is now possible to search for over 300 nanomaterials found in the EU and link them to hazard data. The search uses REACH registrations, the cosmetic ingredients notification portal and the French and Belgian national inventories to make up the most comprehensive search for nanomaterials in the EU.”

Watchdog: EPA data on sewer plant pollution is inaccurate (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Watchdog: EPA data on sewer plant pollution is inaccurate. “The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general says data released to the public about municipal sewer discharges is not accurate. The agency watchdog sent a letter to the head of the EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention on Monday, warning that some information about hazardous substances released from publicly owned sewer systems is missing from a public database.”

National Library of Medicine: Visualize NLM’s Household Products Database!

National Library of Medicine: Visualize NLM’s Household Products Database!. “The National Library of Medicine Household Products Database (HPD) provides access to manufacturer developed Safety Data Sheets/SDS (formerly called Material Safety Data Sheets/MSDS) which describe the chemical properties of each product, physical data, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, handling, disposal, personal protection, and spill/leak procedures. As required by OSHA, information within each SDS is targeted to help those exposed to chemicals at work. Consumers may also find information that can help them safely use a product. Now you can visually explore the number and types of products in HPD. ”