By Kelsey Breseman, EDGI As of December 2019, ToxMap and ToxNet are being retired from the National Library of Medicines website maintained by the National Institute of Health. EDGI has written previously about the impact of this removal of access in our post “Goodbye to ToxMap–and our Environmental Right-to-Know”. In advance of the removal of […]
On December 16, the National Library of Medicine is retiring the revelatory environmental mapping tool known as ToxMap. Ever so quietly, the door will close on what has arguably become the most accessible and user-friendly portal created by the federal government for letting Americans know about the toxics lurking next door.
By Kelly Wilkins and Kelsey Breseman This month EDGI hosted an environmental justice youth summit in partnership with the Environmental Chelsea Organizers, or ECO, a group of six teenage activists working under GreenRoots, a community-based organization fighting for environmental justice and an improved quality of life for the people of Chelsea, Massachusetts. Guest speakers included […]