Volume 89 Issue 51 | p. 29 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 19, 2011

EPA To Overhaul Endocrine Screening

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: endocrine disrupters, pesticides, computational toxicology, high throughput in vitro assays

EPA has released a new plan to speed up the screening of chemicals for their effects on hormonal systems under its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program. Called EDSP21, the plan calls for integrating high-throughput (HTP) in vitro assays with computational methods to assess the potential toxicity of hundreds of chemicals, including dozens of pesticides and drinking-water contaminants. EDSP21 relies on advances in computational modeling, molecular biology, toxicology, and robotics. The plan will allow EPA . . .

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