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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
TOXMAP: Environmental Health e-Maps
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:TOXMAP: Environmental Health e-Maps
Web address:http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct651494
Date of initial review: 17 Aug 2005
Validity of certificate23 Oct 2013 - Oct 2015
Date of last visit02 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
TOXMAP® (http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov) 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 (TRI) and Superfund Program.
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
TOXMAP® (http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov) 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 (TRI) and Superfund Program.
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Audience: Governmental site available to the public at large.
 
TOXMAP® (http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov) 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 (TRI) and Superfund Program.
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Purpose of the website
It also 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
Privacy
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
For more information, see the TRI Fact Sheet (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/trifs.html).
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Last updated: February 2013,
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
A contact form, email and postal address, and phone number are available.
Whom can I contact with questions and/or suggestions?
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The Specialized Information Services Division (SIS) of the National Library of Medicine® is committed to making TOXMAP as accessible as possible to all of its users.
If you experience any difficulty while using assistive technology or accessing information while on the TOXMAP web site, please contact us via email or call us.
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
TOXMAP is a resource funded by the US Federal Government
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8. Advertising policy
it does not allow advertising on the site or endorse any company or product.
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