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what's in it?

2008-03-04 13:57:46.851724+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Joan writes:

...I'm in search of a database and thought someone on Flutterby might be aware of the type site I need. Is there an all inclusive site where you can plug in a commercial household/cosmetic/food product and get a complete listing of ingredients? I'm trying to check some products for allergy purposes and would like a one stop exhaustive location, and haven't found one so far. I'm told from my maintenance and safety director at work that there is a MSDS site under construction that will include printable MSDS sheets for industrial chemicals, but I'm not sure that would include what I'm needing. Thanks for any suggestions.

I know that there's the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, and the NIH Household Products Database is a start in that direction, but I don't know of something more specific, and I kind of doubt it exists because there's a whole lot of stuff that companies don't generally want people to know about their products.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-09 20:40:27.131782+00 by: Joan

Thanks for checking Dan, I'd looked at the NIH site prior to posting here, the format is what I have in mind, but the results were somewhat skimpy considering the number of products out there. Efforts in checking the individual manufacturer sites hit some dead ends as well.