NLM’s Tox Town Website Gets a New Look!
Posted by Alan Carr on October 11th, 2018
Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools
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 asked questions include:
- New Community Action Tools Page with guidance for community engagement and resources for finding local data;
- Newly added Reduce Your Risk information with practical steps to avoid and address exposure; and
- New content organization into Sources of Exposure and Chemicals and Contaminants rather than previously used neighborhood scenes.
Due to low usage, the website no longer contains Spanish-language materials.
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Alan Carr is the Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, based at UCLA.
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