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National Library of Medicine Launches Redesigned Tox Town Website

October 16, 2018

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.  

The new design, informed by extensive user research, will: 

  • Enhance search optimization  
  • Improve 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  
  • 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.   

ToxTown Redesigned


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Last Reviewed: October 16, 2018