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Hazardous materials database

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 1989
The following notice appeared on a Bulletin Board.  Unfortunately the
message was not dated and may no longer be accurate. Nevertheless, it
may be of of some interest:

    The Emergency Response Database, Version 2.0

    The Emergency Response Database offers basic information pertaining
    to the safe handling, storage, and emergency procedures on over 1900
    chemicals.  All information has be taken (with permission) from
    standard sources including the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook,
    NFPA Manual of Hazardous Chemicals, and the Federal Register.

    Information contained in the the system includes:

      Chemical names and synonyms
      Chemical Formula in structural and CAS format
      DOT, CAS, EPA, NFPA and RTECS numbers
      Physical Data: MW, VP, MP, BP, FP, UEL, LEL, water solubility
      General Description
      DOT Guide of Fire, Explosive, and Health hazards and procedures

    Using an easy to learn, menu driven system, the first time user can
    install the system in about 5 minutes and then begin retrieving a
    range of information.  Names, formula, and registry numbers are
    searchable fields.  Wildcards are also supported for retrieving
    entries based on common names and formula.  Search times are
    typically less than a second because all searchable fields are
    indexed using the B+ tree method for searching.

    Even though the system contains information on the majority of
    hazardous chemicals in use today, you can add additional entries (up
    to 3 billion - based on the size of your harddisk) and modify\delete
    existing entries.  Additional DOT guides can be added using a text

    System Requirements:

        IBM XT, AT, PS//2 or compatible
        Harddisk - at least 2 Meg free storage
        512 K RAM
        Color Graphics Card (CGA, EGA, VGA)
        Color or monochrome monitor

    While similar products can cost from $5,000 to $10,000, I am making
    this program available at a charge of $25.00 to cover the costs of
    duplication, shipping and handling.  You will receive the system on
    either 2 - 5 1/4 inch or 1 - 3 1/2 inch disks (specify when
    ordering) and a 40 page manual.

    To obtain a copy of The Emergency Response Database, Version 2.0,
    please send you check to :

        Dr. James K. Hardy
        Department of Chemistry
        The University of Akron
        Akron, Ohio   44325

    PS.  Version 1.0 is still available but unlike Version 2.0, does not
    require a hard disk.  It will operate on either 2 5.25" drives on
    one 3.5" drive.  Is does not allow for user added entries on editing
    of the existing data and runs much slower. Price: $25.00

                  Conservation DistList Instance 2:17
                    Distributed: Friday, May 5, 1989
                        Message Id: cdl-2-17-001
Received on Tuesday, 18 April, 1989

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