CAt: A Free Resource for Hazard and Risk Assessment Data

Dr. John O'Connor, Ph.D., DABT Moderator
DuPont de Nemours
Wilmington, DE 
United States of America
Dr. John O'Connor, Ph.D., DABT Co-Presenter
DuPont de Nemours
Wilmington, DE 
United States of America
Alan Johnson Co-Presenter
Verisk 3E
Carlsbad, CA 
United States of America
Wed, 9/29: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM PDT
Education Session 
Hyatt Regency Orange County 
Room: Garden 3 


The Chemical Awareness toolkit, or CAt, is a free, cloud-based resource developed by DuPont and powered by Verisk 3E data. Built on DuPont's renowned METIS system and requiring no registration, CAt allows toxicologists, product stewards, research scientists, and the general public to search and gather data for up to five chemicals at once across a multitude of databases covering physicochemical properties, (eco)toxicology, and regulatory information. Visual charts presented as tables or pie chart graphics help users interpret data endpoints such as aquatic toxicity and groundwater migration and make quick comparisons.

CAt modules include the Product Stewardship and Regulation Summary and Tool programs for basic PSR information; the Environmental Fate Tool; the Chemical Screening Tool; the Health Risk Tool; the Environmental Risk Tool; and the Public Search option for access to regulatory data and external resources.

This session will demonstrate CAt's modules and their applications for participants.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

• Search CAt to find the properties of his or her chemical of interest
• Perform chemical alternative assessments
• Screen a compound for (eco)toxicological and regulatory flags and prepare a detailed dossier on the compound using data from within and outside of CAt
• Use data acquired from CAt to make product stewardship decisions in cooperation with his or her support team 

Future Products Considerations

Predictive Tools

Certified Professional Product Steward Domain Alignment

Domain I: Assessment, Impact Analysis, & Risk Management
Domain III: Data & Information Management

Content Level


Interactivity and Engagement