TOXMAP now includes web-based help

The TOXMAP beta now includes web-based help. Click "Help" in the header of the TOXMAP web site, or choose the "How to Use TOXMAP" tab in the Help window within TOXMAP itself.

Please send us your suggestions for how to improve TOXMAP.

TOXMAP beta now includes TRI 2012 data

The TOXMAP beta now includes the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) 2012 National Analysis data.

TOXMAP maps the TRI chemicals reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as required by the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).

A complete list of TRI chemicals required to be reported to the EPA can be found on their website.

New TOXMAP web site

An all-new TOXMAP web site is now available at http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov. This site links to both the new Flash-based version of TOXMAP (the TOXMAP beta) and to the older version, now called TOXMAP classic.

The new site contains a FAQ, News, Glossary, video tutorials, and more. TOXMAP classic will have a new URL: http://toxmap-classic.nlm.nih.gov.

We encourage you to try the new version of TOXMAP. This FAQ will help you decide which version of TOXMAP to use.

Previous TOXMAP news archived

TOXMAP news dating back to 2004 is now archived at the TOXMAP classic News page. TOXMAP classic news will continue to appear there. News pertaining to all versions of TOXMAP will appear here.

New-look TOXMAP now available!

A beta (or pre-release) of a new version of TOXMAP is now available. It provides an improved map appearance and interactive capabilities as well as a more current GIS look-and-feel. This includes seamless panning, immediate update of search results when zooming to a location, two collapsible side panels to maximize map size, and automatic size adjustment after a window resize. The new TOXMAP also has improved U.S. Census layers and availability by Census Tract (2000 and 2010), Canadian National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) data, U.S. commercial nuclear power plants, and improved and updated congressional district boundaries. More features are planned, including some from the original version of TOXMAP that are not currently offered in the new version.

The current version of TOXMAP will be renamed TOXMAP classic and will remain operational (with updated data, but no new features) while the new TOXMAP is in pre-release. In the coming months, a new TOXMAP home page will help users choose between and access the old and new versions.

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