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

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dc.contributor.author Love, Cynthia en_US
dc.contributor.author Szczur, Martha en_US
dc.contributor.author Higgins, Mary en_US
dc.contributor.author Aspinall, Erinn en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-03-11T02:04:30Z
dc.date.available 2006-03-11T02:04:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2005
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.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 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1546-2250 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/466
dc.description Permission for posting DSpaceUMN granted by Children, Youth, and Environments July 31, 2005. en_US
dc.description.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. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Children, Youth, and Environments en_US
dc.subject Environmental Health en_US
dc.subject Children en_US
dc.subject Toxicology en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.subject Internet Resources en_US
dc.subject Environmental Education en_US
dc.subject Health Information en_US
dc.subject Educational Websites en_US
dc.subject Toxic Chemicals en_US
dc.subject Heavy Metal Poisoning, Nervous System en_US
dc.subject Information Services en_US
dc.subject Health Education en_US
dc.title Tox Town: An Internet Introduction to Environmental Health and Toxic Chemicals en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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