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The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce a new design for the Tox Town website, which provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where toxic chemical exposure might occur. Enhancements of the new design, informed by extensive user research, include: Enhanced search optimization Improved readability New Tox Town features reflecting consumers’ frequently… Read More »
The National Library of Medicine’s ToxTutor has added new content and topics: Section 3 (Toxic Effects): “Microbiome” topic added Section 5 (Toxicity Testing Methods): Additional “Finding Information about Alternatives to Animal Testing” content Microphysiological Systems as used in “tissue chip” and “Organs-on-chips” models added “Human-on-a-Chip” content added Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) as an emerging… Read More »
A new version of TOXMAP is now available from the National Library of Medicine. It does not require browser plug-ins and provides improved usability on mobile devices. The new TOXMAP has several updated datasets, including: NCI SEER cancer and disease mortality data (2011-2015); Canadian National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) data (2016); U.S. commercial nuclear power… Read More »
The National Library of Medicine Household Products Database (HPD) provides access to manufacturer developed Safety Data Sheets/SDS (formerly called Material Safety Data Sheets/MSDS) which describe the chemical properties of each product, physical data, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, handling, disposal, personal protection, and spill/leak procedures. As required by OSHA, information within each SDS is targeted to… Read More »
Community-based organizations, environmental health groups, public health agencies, and emergency management departments are in a better position to serve their populations when they are able to collect and maintain their own data, rather than relying solely on national or state agencies, or on majority-institution partners to provide data to them. The National Library of Medicine’s Community… Read More »