Syracuse, NY, January 21, 2000 - The Environmental Science Center of Syracuse Research Corporation is allowing free access to the Environmental Fate Data Bases on the World Wide Web at
These online databases identify or provide all of the information necessary for assessing human or environmental exposure to chemicals from occupational and consumer use, environmental contamination, and food consumption. Free public access to the databases is supported by the Environmental Protection Agency and Procter & Gamble.
EFDB is comprised of several interrelated files — DATALOG, BIOLOG, CHEMFATE and BIODEG — and was developed under the sponsorship of the EPA to:
- Allow rapid access to available environmental fate data on given chemicals;
- Identify critical gaps in the available information to facilitate planning of research needs; and
- Provide a data source for constructing structure-activity correlations for degradability and transport of chemicals in the environment.
DATALOG is a bibliographic file that contains 18 types of environmental fate data, including information about physical properties, environmental degradation, transport processes and monitoring. The file is indexed by Chemical Abstract Service Registry Numbers and contains over 300,000 records on over 16,000 chemicals.
BIOLOG provides sources of microbial toxicity and data concerning biodegradation. BIOLOG contains 60,000 records on 7,600 chemicals.
CHEMFATE contains 23 data categories relating to commercially important chemical compounds, including information on environmental fate, chemical properties and physical properties. Actual experimental values are abstracted and retained in the file. CHEMFATE contains 17,214 records on 1,728 chemicals.
BIODEG contains experimental values derived from biodegradation studies and includes evaluation codes that can be used for predicting biodegradability. This file contains actual experimental results for approximately 1,000 chemicals.
Syracuse Research Corporation is an independent, not-for-profit research and development leader focused on technology programs of national significance. Today, the Corporation employs over 340 people in thirteen locations across the United States. SRC is affiliated with SRC Management Inc. Over the past five years, SRC has doubled in revenue and its growth is projected to continue. The company’s projected revenue for 2000 is $35.6M.