Section 2 - Databases
This section provides information on available databases used in the risk assessment process. Each database is briefly described, its media availability and a source contact given. The databases are divided into two categories, the first consists of databases providing chemical / toxicological / ecotoxicological information (for effects assessment (Category 1)), the second consists of a variety of databases providing an assortment of information which can be used in selective risk assessment scenarios (Category 2). There is also a Category 3 which provides information on some on-line service and CD-ROM suppliers.
The information was obtained from a variety of sources such as product catalogues, the Internet and the Gale Directory of Databases (included in this section).