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General interest items edited by Janice Flahiff

TOXMAP Now Has Additional Information

The National Library of Medicine TOXMAP (http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov) now includes:

**updated EPA Superfund National Priority List (NPL) data (http://www.epa.gov/superfund/)

**updated NCI mortality data
(
http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/news/2010/07/updated-superfund-nci-mortality-data.html)

**links to AirNow (http://www.airnow.gov/ ) for air quality data

**links to NCEA’s HERO (http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/hero/) for risk assessments

**additional classroom exercises
((http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/home/forTeachers.jsp#Sample_TOXMAP_Exercises)

TOXMAP is a Geographic Information System (GIS) from the Division of Specialized Information Services (http://sis.nlm.nih.gov) of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) (http://www.nlm.nih.gov) that uses maps of the United States to help users visually explore data from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Toxics Release Inventory and Superfund Program.

August 6, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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