What is a tienda?
'Tienda' is a Spanish word for a small neighborhood store. Tiendas typically have necessities such as flour and sugar, but also carry other goods such as candy. In the Tox Town border scene, a tienda is included to represent environmental health issues relating to food safety, household products, and medicines.
This description is based on the information found in the Web links listed with this topic.
Web Links from MedlinePlus (National Library of Medicine)
Medical Device Safety
Household Products Database (National Library of Medicine)
Retail Worker Safety (California State Compensation Insurance Fund)
Start at the Store: 7 Ways to Prevent Foodborne Illness (Food and Drug Administration)
Chemicals at the Tienda
Are these chemicals in MY community?
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Last Updated: July 9, 2013