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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS AND TOXIC CHEMICALS WHERE YOU LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY

As of October 1, 2020, NLM will discontinue the Tox Town website, https://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/. This change is part of NLM’s initiative to align and consolidate the Library’s consumer health information to make it easier for online health information seekers to find and navigate trusted health information from NLM.

We invite users to visit topics related to environmental health, safety, and toxicology on MedlinePlus, the NLM’s flagship website for health information for patients, families, and the general public. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) also offers related resources that may be of interest: Kids Environment, Kids Health, Health & Education, and For Educators. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact NLM Customer Service.

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TOX TOWN

Tox Town provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where you might be exposed to toxic chemicals. This site will help you better understand risks of exposure, potential health effects, and how to protect yourself.

Toxtown

Tox Town provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where you might be exposed to toxic chemicals. This site will help you better understand risks of exposure, potential health effects, and how to protect yourself.

Sources of Exposure

Explore places and situations where there is risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals, contaminants, and pollution. Learn how to minimize the risk of harmful health effects from these substances.

Chemicals & Contaminants

Learn about common hazardous chemicals and contaminants, their possible health effects, and how to reduce exposure.

Diseases & Conditions

Learn about possible associations between environmental contaminants and select diseases and health conditions.

Concepts

Key Concepts & Glossary

Understand key concepts and terms related to environmental health and toxicology.

Community

Community Action Tools

Find guides and toolkits that will help you to take action to minimize exposure.

Science Classroom

Science Classroom (Grades 6-8)

Looking for resources to learn about environment and health for middle school students? Explore Science Classroom to find lesson plans/activities, interactive games, hands on activities, videos, informational websites and more.

FEATURED CONTENT
Air Pollution

Air Pollution

Minimize exposure to air pollutants that can increase the risk of illness and other negative health effects.

Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters

Disasters cause loss of life, damage, and pollution. Read about their health effects.

Asbestos

Asbestos

Learn where you can find asbestos and the potential human health risks of exposure.

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide

Learn where carbon monoxide is found and how to reduce your risk of exposure.

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