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Table of Contents: 2018 SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER No. 424


Tox Town Redesign

Tox Town Redesign. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 Sep-Oct;(424):b15.

2018 October 19 [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.]

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce a new design for the Tox Town Website (see Figure 1), 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  

 The 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 

screen shot of new Tox Town design.
Figure 1: New Tox Town design.

Due to low usage, the Website no longer contains Spanish language materials.   

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