Online MSDS databases

There are several places on the INTERNET that have huge databases filled with MSDS information. Most of these sites are searchable by chemical name, manufacturer name, and/or CAS. Just remember that you are responsible for how you use this information. Always consult several sources. Some of these links are quite often busy. If you can't connect on the first try, try again later. 

Databases from Chemical Suppliers

Can be searched using the suppliers product code as well. Some of these sites require a password, check the list below for access.

Biohazards Databases

Many laboratory workers, whether in research, public health, teaching, etc., are exposed to not only chemicals but infectious substances as well. These MSDS are produced for personnel working in the life sciences as quick safety reference material relating to infectious micro-organisms.

  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry -series of summaries about hazardous substances being developed by the ATSDR Division of Toxicology. Answers are provided to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about exposure to hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites and the effects of exposure on human health.
  • Health Canada has an on-line database of MSDSs for many infectious substances.

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