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The Joint Substance Data Pool of the German Federal Government and Federal States (GSBL) is a continuously maintained, uniform collection of validated information on chemical substances. The mission of the cooperation is to provide public authorities (e.g., police, fire brigades, governmental authorities, etc.) and the general public with reliable, topical chemicals information in support of all activities to prevent and avert danger and to protect humans and the environment.
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• Name and synonyms, identification numbers and formula
• Physical chemical properties
• Use patterns and sources
• Classification and labeling according to GHS and UE rules (CLP Regulation)
• Exposure values from the German Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances (TRGS)
• Recommendations of the German Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area (DFG)
• Requirements of the German Hazardous Substances Ordinance (GefStoffV)
• Other information on relevant chemicals-related legislation
Hazards and consequences:
• Risk characterization
• Effects on human health and non human organisms resulting from exposure to various concentrations, doses or intake rates
• Human health exposure characterization
• Occupational exposure limits and biological limit values
• Environmental fate
• Fire and other technical hazards
• Inherent toxicity
• Persistence and bioaccumulation potential
• Information about degradation
• Effects on terrestrial ecosystem
• Effects on aquatic ecosystem
GSBL is searchable by any containing information on physical and chemical properties and identifiers (e.g., name, CAS number, formula, citations, etc.), on ecotoxicological and toxicological parameters, on affected species as well as environmental aspects (e.g., decomposition, accumulation, distribution, etc.).
The database is maintained by the
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