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What’s in your Chemical Backyard?

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments

Most days you probably don’t think about it. I know I don’t think about it. But after Hurricane Harvey hit land in Texas, which lead to power outages and then several explosions at a chemical plant outside Houston, you may be asking yourself: What chemicals are in my backyard? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and… Read More »

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2015 TRI Data Added to TOXMAP

Posted by on February 7th, 2017 0 comments

TOXMAP beta now includes the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) 2015 data. What is TRI? TRI is a database from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that tracks the disposal and waste management of a legislated list of toxic chemicals. TRI is a mandatory federal reporting program. In general, chemicals covered by the TRI Program are those that… Read More »

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Let’s TOX

Posted by on January 25th, 2017 0 comments

The NNLM Training Office(NTO) is offering a free, online, asynchronous CE class called Discovering TOXNET® from March 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017. How is the content delivered? You will discover TOXNET and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided hands-on tutorials, and discovery exercises. The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules…. Read More »

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NLM Releases TOXinvaders, a Mobile Game about Chemistry, the Environment and Health

Posted by on July 5th, 2016 0 comments

The Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched TOXinvaders, an environmental health and toxicology game for iPhone and iPad, available from the Apple Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toxinvaders/id971776185?mt=8). TOXinvaders supports middle school science concepts pertaining to chemistry, environment and health. It can serve as an engaging classroom or homework activity for… Read More »

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2014 TRI Data added to TOXMAP

Posted by on April 22nd, 2016 0 comments

Industries and businesses in the United States use tens of thousands of chemicals to make the products we depend on, such as pharmaceuticals, computers, paints, clothing, and automobiles. Although the majority of toxic chemicals are managed by industrial facilities to minimize releases of chemicals into the environment, releases do still occur. It is your right… Read More »

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