Chemical Aquatic Fate and Effects (CAFE) Database released by NOAA

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Chemical Aquatic Fate and Effects (CAFE) Database released by NOAA

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox

Sources: ECETOC (http://www.ecetoc.org/index.php?mact=Newsroom,cntnt01,details,0&cntnt01documentid=285&cntnt01returnid=76) and NOAA (http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/cafe)

The Chemical Aquatic Fate and Effects (CAFE) database (http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/oil-and-chemical-spills/chemical-spills/response-tools/download-install-and-run-cafe.html) is a software program you can use to estimate the fate and effects of thousands of chemicals, oils, and dispersants.

CAFE serves as a tool to help responders in their assessment of environmental impacts from chemical or oil spills into an aquatic environment.

Using CAFE, you can choose between four different spill scenarios: chemical, oil only, dispersant only, and dispersants mixed with oil.

Data in CAFE are presented in two modules, which can provide complementary information to responders:

  • Aquatic Fate module
  • Aquatic Effects (Toxicity) module