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Tox Town: An Internet Introduction to Environmental Health and Toxic Chemicals

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Title: Tox Town: An Internet Introduction to Environmental Health and Toxic Chemicals
Author: Love, Cynthia; Szczur, Martha; Higgins, Mary; Aspinall, Erinn
Subject(s): Environmental Health
Children
Toxicology
Youth
Internet Resources
Environmental Education
Health Information
Educational Websites
Toxic Chemicals
Heavy Metal Poisoning, Nervous System
Information Services
Health Education
Abstract: Can a web site present environmental health information to the general public in a fun and compelling manner? This was the goal of the National Library of Medicine's Specialized Information Services when it designed Tox Town. By its nature, chemical data is complex and not often perceived by the general public as relevant to their daily lives. However, many common hazardous materials (e.g., asbestos, carbon monoxide, lead, radon) can have profound health effects if encountered in the everyday environment. Enhanced with lively graphics, sound effects, and animation, Tox Town adds interest to learning about connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public's health. This field reports describes the features of Tox Town and discusses how it is being used by educators, students, and the general public.
Date: 2005
Publisher: Children, Youth, and Environments
Citation: Love, Cynthia et al. (2005) Tox Town: An Internet Introduction to Environmental Health and Toxic Chemicals. Children, Youth, and Environments. 15(1): 307-318
Description: Permission for posting DSpaceUMN granted by Children, Youth, and Environments July 31, 2005.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/466
ISSN: 1546-2250

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