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 links brand names to health effects and allows you to select brands based on your individual sensitivity to specific chemical ingredients.

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The CPID website is designed to answer the following typical questions for consumers:

  • Who manufactures a specific brand?
  • How do I contact this manufacturer?
  • What brand choices do I have for each type of product that I use at home?
  • What are the chemical ingredients and their percentage in specific brands?
  • What are the acute and chronic effects of chemical ingredients in a specific brand?
  • Which organ systems can potentially be affected by exposure to chemical ingredients?
  • Where can I get more information about the properties and toxicity of chemicals?
  • Where can I find brands that have been recalled?
  • Which Government agencies regulate specific types of products?

The CPID contains the following types of information:

  • Label Information, including brand name, ingredients and warnings
  • Manufacturer Information, including street address and contact telephone numbers
  • Ingredients, Health Effects, Storage and Disposal Information from manufacturer’s material safety data sheets
  • Properties and health studies for the chemical ingredients of brands

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.