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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Tox Town
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Tox Town
Web address:http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct779612
Date of initial review: 18 Apr 2005
Validity of certificate16 Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Tox Town is a project of the Specialized Information Services Division of the National Library of Medicin
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2. Presentation of the site
Tox Town is designed to give you information on:
everyday locations where you might find toxic chemicals
non-technical descriptions of chemicals
links to selected, authoritative chemical information on the Internet
how the environment can impact human health
Internet resources on environmental health topics

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Tox Town's target audience is students above elementary-school level, educators, and the general public.

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Purpose of the website
If you think that you have been exposed to a toxic chemical, contact your health care professional. For poisoning emergencies or questions about possible poisons, please contact your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 in the United States.Tox Town cannot respond to questions about individual medical cases, provide second opinions, or make specific recommendations regarding therapy. Those issues should be addressed directly with your healthcare provider

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3. Confidentiality
NLM Privacy Policy
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides this Web site as a public service. We do not collect personal information about you when you visit our Web sites unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you visit an NLM web site, we may store some or all of the following: the Internet address from which you access the web site, date and time, the Internet address of the web site from which you linked to our site, the name of the file or words you searched, items clicked on a page, and th...
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Information on chemical and environmental concerns is from the TOXNET and MedlinePlus resources of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), as well as other authoritative sources. Selection guidelines (based on MedlinePlus) are used in evaluating links to web pages. The chemical descriptions (example - "What is arsenic?") were written for Tox Town based on TOXNET and other resources and were reviewed by NLM toxicology staff.

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All pages are dated.
Last Updated: October 27, 2011
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Contact Us: (email)
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The National Library of Medicine is making every effort to ensure that the information available on our Web site is accessible to all. If you use special adaptive equipment to access the Web and encounter problems when using our site, please let us know.

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7. Disclosure of funding sources
As this project is entirely U.S. federal government funded, Tox Town neither allows advertising on this site nor endorses any company or product.

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8. Advertising policy
...this project is entirely U.S. federal government funded,...
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