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About cpid-Why this database?

Background
Disclosing chemical ingredients in products provides essential information throughout the supply chain from raw material supplier to consumers. Infor­mation about the ingredients of products and their health effects allow con­sumers to make better informed choices.The development of this database was initiated in 1994 by DeLima Associates of McLean, Virginia, USA in response to a need for a database (identified by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention), that related household product types, brand names, chemical constituents, health-related information (acute and chronic effects and target organs), and exposure minimization techniques.

Benefits to Consumers
This Consumer Product Information Database (cpid) that currently links over 18,000 consumer brands to health effects has been designed to educate consumers about chemical ingredients of household products and has the following benefits:

From comments received from these users, it appears that consumers use the database to:

Benefits to Other Stakeholders

In addition to the benefits to consumers, this database is useful to:

About cpid-What's in it?

The Consumer Product Information Database (cpid) contains health effects information for products used in the home and in some commercial/institutional settings that contain chemicals. The cpid is unique in that it will, for the first time, link brand names to health effects and allow consumers to select brands based on their individual sensitivity to specific chemical ingredients. The cpid website is designed to answer the following typical questions for consumers:

The cpid contains the following types of information:

Since a large percentage of users are from Europe, we have started to provide ingredients and health effects information as well as Safety Data Sheets for consumer brands sold in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Estonia and the United Kingdom.
 
This database does not contain any information about foods or pharmaceuticals.
 

Product Categories
The initial product categories were selected based on frequency of human exposures to chemicals in consumer products as reported in the annual reports of the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC). According to the 2012 Annual Report of the AAPCC, more than 672,000 persons including over 408,000 children under the age of five were exposed to chemically hazardous products in 2012. The largest number of exposures involved personal care products (204,100), household cleaning products (172,900), pesticides (82,900), hobby supplies (28,700) and paints (13,100).
After reviewing the detailed data from the APCC and with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we launched the database with 6 categories which soon increased to 9 categories in response to users’ requests. The nine categories are:

Personal Care
This category includes soaps, sham­poos, hair dyes, cosmetics, fragranc­es, tanning products, shave cream and perfumes.
Home Inside

This category includes all laundry and dish detergents, hard surface cleaners, polishes, air fresheners, carpet and upholstery cleaners, drain cleaners, furniture paints and water­proofing compounds.
Pesticides

This category includes algaecides, fungicides, insect repellents, animal repellents, plant disease control and weed killers.
Hobby/Craft
This category includes artist’s paints, solvents, fixatives, adhesives, brush cleaners, contact cement, solders and fabric dyes.
Home Maintenance

This category includes all Do-It-Your­self (DIY) products of which house paints, paint removers and solvents are the most searched types. Other types of products include adhesives, caulk, cements, sealants and roofing compounds.
Home Office

This category includes printer inks and toners, adhesives, markers and cleaners. Also includes some prod­ucts from Hobby/Craft category.
Landscaping/Yard

This category includes fertilizers, lawn and plant care products, swimming pool chemicals, drive­way coatings and cleaners, cement and concrete products, wood deck treatments and fluids/lubricants for chainsaws, mowers, etc.
Automotive

This category includes products for boats, bicycles, snowblowers and all-terrain vehicles. Products include auto polish, wheel cleaners, anti­freeze, brake fluids, fuel and oil ad­ditives, fuel injection cleaners, spray paints and carpet cleaners.
Pet Care
This category includes products for dogs, cats, rabbits, fish, reptiles and horses. Products include grooming supplies and flea and tick control.

An additional category was recently added:

Commercial/Institutional
This category includes products used by professionals in healthcare facilities, offices, work­shops and schools.

About cpid-Where does the information come from?

Brands in the cpid are selected based on market share within each of 10 product categories and shelf presence in retail stores such as drugstores, supermarkets, auto parts stores, building supply stores, pet stores and office supply stores. Product information in the cpid is from a variety of publicly available sources including labels on product containers, Safety Data Sheets provided by manufacturers and manufacturers' web sites.

About cpid-The fine print-Disclaimers

 

DeLima Associates does not test any products nor investigate to determine if this information is complete or accurate. We do our best to record the information as it appears on labels and other sources. Manufacturers frequently change formulations and although we strive to keep information current, a lag period may occur between the time when a manufacturer makes a change to a label or a Material Safety Data Sheet, and the time a change appears in the cpid. As a result, we cannot guarantee that the information in the database is 100% accurate, current or complete at a particular point in time. When precise ingredient information is important, the cpid should not be considered a substitute for reading labels on products or for contacting the manufacturer. For these purposes, we have provided telephone numbers and mailing addresses where available.

DeLima Associates makes no expressed or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever (including, without limitation, warranties of title or non-infringement, or the implied warranties of fitness of brands for a particular purpose) with regard to any information provided in the cpid.The user assumes full responsibility for using this site and understands and agrees that DeLima Associates is neither responsible nor liable to you or anyone else for any claim, loss or damage resulting from its use.