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Tox-App: An App to Identify Potential Environmental Health Hazards in your Community

Posted by on October 16th, 2017 0 comments

Use Tox-App, a free mobile app for iOS users from the National Library of Medicine, to search for industrial facilities that reported releasing certain chemicals into the environment (based on data from the US EPA TRI program). Tox-App includes a subset of about 100 TRI chemicals for the most current TRI year. You can download Tox-App… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News



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CDC Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms Information

Posted by on September 7th, 2017 0 comments

The CDC maintains Environmental Health and Natural Disasters and Severe Weather pages such as Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms. There are links to information on Safe Cleanup after Hurricane Harvey and Get tips to keep you and your family safe after a hurricane. Information on before and after a hurricane, resources for families, and information… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Public Health



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Tobacco: Honoring our Traditions and our Health

Posted by on August 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The American Public Health Association and the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council announce a new video. Tobacco: Honoring our Traditions and our Health. This short video, produced by the Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank, depicts tobacco prevention efforts in Wisconsin Tribal communities, highlighting the importance of reclaiming traditional tobacco. The historical use of tobacco in… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Minority Health Concerns



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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

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