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Chemical Aquatic Fate and Effects (CAFE) Database

Welcome to CAFE. This program was developed by the Emergency Response Division (ERD) at NOAA as a tool to aid responders in their assessment of the environmental impacts from spills into aquatic environments in situations where critical decisions need to be made within a few hours after a spill occurs. CAFE is used by the NOAA Scientific Support Coordinators and ERD scientists to assist in their understanding of the fate of spilled chemicals, and the potential effects on aquatic receptors.

The user should consult the original data source to ensure an understanding of the context of the data retrieved from CAFE. Data interpretation is your sole responsibility. Although every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of data entry, CAFE may contain undetected errors. Please notify us of any data inaccuracies, errors or misinterpretations.

Reference in CAFE to commercial products, processes, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. government. The U.S. government does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed.

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Chemical Aquatic Fate and Effects (CAFE). Version 2.0.