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Table 2 Comparison of the rating results of needs, quality, usability and total rating.

From: Finding toxicological information: An approach for occupational health professionals

Name of database User Needs Quality Usability Total Rating
1. ATSDR – HazDat Database 8 8 2 18
2. Chemical Sampling Information (CSI) 6 9 2 17
3. ESIS – European Chemical Substances System 8 10 3 21
4. EXTOXNET 6 5 2 13
5. GESTIS – database on hazardous substances 8 9 5 22
6. Haz-Map 5 8 2 15
7. Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) 8 10 4 22
8. Hazardous Substances Information System (HSIS) 4 9 3 16
9. High Production Volume Information System (HPVIS) 3 6 2 11
10. IARC Monographs 3 6 4 13
11. IPCS INCHEM 6 8 4 18
12. International Toxicity Estimates for Risk Database (ITER) 5 8 3 16
13. IRIS database for risk assessment 5 10 3 18
14. MSDS Database – (Material Safety Data Sheet db): OHSAH 5 6 4 15
15. NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards 8 9 4 21
16. PAN Pesticides Database 4 8 4 16
17. Scorecard 3 7 4 14
18. Screening Information Data Set (SIDS) for High Volume Chemicals 4 8 4 16
19. SOLV-DB 6 4 3 13
20. The chemical database 3 8 2 13
21. TOXNET 6 11 4 21
  1. (Maximum scores of needs = 9, quality = 13, and usability = 5. Minimum scores of needs = 2, quality = 4 and usability = 0.)