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New and Improved TOXMAP

Monday, May 19th, 2014

The NLM Specialized Information Services recently released a new TOXMAP website.  The new TOXMAP links to the beta version of the new Flash-based TOXMAP, and to the previous version of TOXMAP, renamed TOXMAP classic.  It also has a refreshed FAQ, News, Glossary, and video tutorials.

TOXMAP is a National Library of Medicine website that uses maps of the United States to show locations and information of toxic chemicals released by industrial facilities and declared hazardous waste sites.  The data is from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Superfund Program.  The maps can display demographic overlays such as population density, racial/ethnic groups, age groups, income data, and health data (cancer and disease mortality).

NLM Resources for Earth Day

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22nd and it will mark its 44th year. According to the Senator Gaylord Nelson & Earth Day Web site found on the EPA Earth Day Web page, “Earth day was the product of local grassroots action to increase environmental awareness but it also focused the nation’s political agenda on urgent environmental issues.”

As Earth Day approaches, take a look below at some National Library of Medicine “Environmental Health” resources for teachers, students and the general public that may help you celebrate Earth Day:

[forwarded from NLM Outreach to Specific Populations listserv]

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