Certificate of compliance

Tox Town

is in compliance with the HONcode

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6 Years

Certificate validity 16 Jan 2012 - Jan 2014

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HONcode identification number:


Date of initial review:

18 Apr 2005

Certificate validity

16 Jan 2012 - Jan 2014

Date of last visit:

25 Feb 2014
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Tox Town is a project of the Specialized Information Services Division of the National Library of Medicin

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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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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 the browse...

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The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

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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This principle is not applicable to this site 

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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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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...this project is entirely U.S. federal government funded,...

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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The HONcode's significance

The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site’s certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

Under no circumstances shall the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or the inability to use HONcode-certified websites. Similarly, the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) shall not be held liable for the content of such certified websites or any other website accessible via a hypertext link or through third-party information.

Those responsible for the certified website are responsible for the content of the website unless otherwise provided by law.

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