Question # 896

896. What is the Toxics Release Inventory-Chemical Hazard Information Profiles (TRI-CHIP)?
TRI-CHIP is a searchable database system that contains hazard information on EPCRA section 313 chemicals. This downloadable application allows users to create customized searches across a single chemical, a set of specific chemicals, or a TRI chemical category of interest. TRI-CHIP pulls hazard information from TRI Federal Register notices, the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs registration documents, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), California EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, the National Toxicology Program's Report on Carcinogens, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. This database application is designed in Microsoft Access and provides users with advanced queries for isolating data based on certain adverse health effects and/or quantitative toxicity values. Through these queries, users can isolate chemicals with specific toxicity criteria such as the lowest observed adverse effect levels, print customized toxicity profile reports, and access Web sites to locate additional toxicity information. Users are also able to export chemicals of interest into TRI.NET, where industrial release and geographic location information on the chemicals is available. For additional information on TRI-CHIP or to download the application, visit the following URL: