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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS AND TOXIC CHEMICALS WHERE YOU LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY
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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 you might be exposed to hazardous chemicals and contaminants. Learn how you can minimize your risk.

Chemicals & Contaminants

Learn about common hazardous chemicals and contaminants, their possible health effects, and how you can protect yourself.

Diseases & Conditions

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

Educators

Tools for Teachers

Find resources for making the connection between environment and health in your classroom.

FEATURED CONTENT
Hair and Nail Salons

Hair and Nail Salons

Hair and nail salons may contain chemicals with adverse health effects. Learn about how to reduce your risk of exposure.

Mines

Mines

Learn about the environmental and human health risks associated with mines.

Phthalates

Phthalates

Reduce your risk of exposure to chemicals used to soften and increase the flexibility of plastic and vinyl, which are known as phthalates.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Minimize your exposure to compounds that easily become vapors or gas, and are released from burning fuel such as gasoline, wood, coal, or natural gas.

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