The following web based tool is an example of a MyCHDSReport study participant's individual chemical level results. The tool is personalized and includes a summary of results—what chemicals were found, what health concerns they raise, and what actions people can take to protect their health—as well as an explanation of the study's overall findings. By clicking on different parts of the report, users can delve deeper into their results. They can zoom in on a particular class of chemicals and get tips on how to reduce their exposures, such as avoiding products with fragrances or keeping dust levels low in the home. Or users can see how their results compare with those of other participants, whether their chemical levels are higher or lower than the average. Results are presented graphically to make the information easy to interpret; hovering with a mouse over different parts of a graph triggers little pop-up messages that help participants interpret what they are seeing.

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Silent Spring Institute (SSI) developed this state-of-the-art digital tool, called the Digital Exposure Report-Back Interface, or DERBI. This interactive web-based tool takes complex chemical exposure data and presents it in a way that the average person can understand. DERBI is open source software developed in collaboration with the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Harvard School of Public Health, the University of California, Berkeley, and Northeastern University.