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Jun

23

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TOXMAP Now Includes Updated Coal Plant Data, Congressional Districts

Posted by on June 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The TOXMAP beta now includes The TOXMAP beta now includes 2016 coal emissions data published by the US EPA’s Clean Air Markets program. Data was obtained from the Air Markets Program Data (AMPD) tool, a publicly-available data system for searching and downloading data collected as part of EPA’s emissions trading programs. Political boundaries for the U.S. 115th congressional districts reflect… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Feb

20

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Tox Town

Posted by on February 20th, 2017 0 comments

Tox Town, an interactive environmental health website from the National Library of Medicine, has a plain language page on carbon monoxide: what it is, human health consequences, and how to prevent poisoning. Using the scenes in Tox Town, users can view locations and occupations where carbon monoxide can be found. Tox Town is available in… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Multilingual, Websites

Jan

27

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Glossaries at SIS: Terminology for HIV/AIDS, Disasters, Toxicology and More

Posted by on January 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Whenever you learn about a new health topic, you’ll need to become familiar with a new set of terms related to the topic, which is when a glossary may come in handy. Specialized Information Services at the National Library of Medicine provides access to glossaries covering a range of health topics, from HIV/AIDS to disaster-related terminology: HIV/AIDS:… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News

Jan

23

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Climate Change, Health, and Populations of Concern

Posted by on January 23rd, 2017 0 comments

From the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “EPA has developed communication materials that summarize key points from the U.S. Climate and Health Assessment for eight different populations that are disproportionately affected by climate change impacts. The agency is providing these materials for use and modification for anyone seeking to communicate the health impacts of climate change to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Public Health, Senior

Jan

05

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Tox Town Gets a Facelift for 2017

Posted by on January 5th, 2017 0 comments

Tox Town has upped its game in 2017 with an updated and easier to navigate homepage with a new color scheme. Engaging photorealistic neighborhoods are now programmed with HTML 5 so you can easily view the site on your computer and hand held devices. Come explore imaginary neighborhoods (city, farm, port, town, US Southwest) where you… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

Nov

29

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Redesign of National Library of Medicine Toxicology Tutorial

Posted by on November 29th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated its online toxicology tutorial. ToxTutor is a self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology. For almost 20 years, students and others have used ToxTutor to explore the fundamental principles of toxicology. Written in plain language and including helpful illustrations, the tutorial provides users of toxicology resources, including… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Nov

14

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Agricultural Worker Health: Resources

Posted by on November 14th, 2016 0 comments

Workers in agriculture can experience numerous health issues, including pesticide and dust exposure, injury and stress. Many may face additional challenges due to language barriers, access to healthcare and poverty. The Rural Health Information Hub has information about the health status of farm workers and organizations that support agricultural health initiatives. ToxTown has occupational and… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Nov

14

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Funding: Environmental Justice Small Grants

Posted by on November 14th, 2016 0 comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications for “grants that support activities designed to empower and educate affected communities to understand environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level. Approximately 40 one-year projects will be awarded at $30,000 each.” Priority will be given to organizations… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns

Nov

07

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Cancer Prevention for babies and young children

Posted by on November 7th, 2016 0 comments

The CDC has a new Supplement in the journal Pediatrics that highlights research in cancer prevention from birth to early childhood. In addition to the open access supplement, there is also a video and tips for healthcare providers, policy makers and caregivers. Cancer Prevention During Early Life (Centers for Disease Control): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9jqt

Posted in: Articles, Children and Teens, Environmental Health

Oct

31

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Healthy People Webinar on Strategies to Improve Air Quality

Posted by on October 31st, 2016 0 comments

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Environmental Quality November 17, 2016 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET Learn how the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Air Quality Program is working to improve air quality in New York City by monitoring the impact of pollutants. For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/h6at Free continuing education… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences, Environmental Health, Public Health

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