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NLM’s Tox Town Website Gets a New Look!

Posted by 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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This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012341 with the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library.

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