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Tox-App: An App to Search for Potential Environmental Health Hazards in your Community

Tox-App: An App to Search for Potential Environmental Health Hazards in your Community. NLM Tech Bull. 2017 Sep-Oct;(418):b15.

2017 October 06 [posted]

[Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an announcement published as an NLM Toxicology and Environmental Health Information email update from the NLM Division of Specialized Information Services. To automatically receive news on resources, services, and outreach in toxicology and environmental health please see the subscribe page.]

Use Tox-App (see Figure 1), a free mobile app for iOS users from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), to search for industrial facilities that reported releasing certain chemicals into the environment (based on data from the US EPA TRI program). Tox-App includes a subset of about 100 TRI chemicals for the most current TRI year. You can download Tox-App from the Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tox-app/id1227471020?mt=8

Tox-App is based on NLM online tool TOXMAP and provides some of the basic TOXMAP functions, including:

  • Search for reporting facilities by name or state
  • Browse for facilities by chemical, state, or county
  • View locations of reporting facilities on an interactive map

Learn more about Tox-App here: https://go.usa.gov/xRhbY


Tox-App screenshot
Figure 1: Tox-App mobile app for iOS.
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