In addition to chemical data updates, ECOTOX has added new features based on user feedback:
- DSSTox Substance Identifiers (DTXSIDs) have been updated and there are now over 11,800 chemicals for which DTXSID can be displayed and exported. In SEARCH, DTXSID can be added by clicking on the 'Customize Output Fields' button. Results tables in both SEARCH and EXPLORE include links from the DTXSID field directly to the EPA's [ Chemicals Dashboard ]. DTXSID is also provided in the ASCII Download Chemicals table.
- You can now use duration as a filter parameter in both SEARCH and EXPLORE to limit the results returned to a specific value or range for the Observed Duration, in days. The Observed Duration is the time at which an effect measurement was observed/measured and reported (for example, a 24-hour LC50). See the new Search Tip on how to apply this filter in SEARCH.
Did you know? The ECOTOX export options for Excel (in SEARCH 'Export as...') now export files in the native Microsoft Excel format, with separate tabs for the data records, list of associated references, and query parameters applied. This change improves the speed for opening large tables of data results and provides documentation for queries of data from ECOTOX. For example, in the 'Search_Parameters' tab you can see the date and time the search was conducted along with the detailed query parameters applied in SEARCH. The data records resulting from your search are in the 'Aquatic-Export' or 'Terrestrial-Export' tab (depending on Habitat searched) with all associated citations included in the 'References' tab.