Volume 92 Issue 44 | pp. 35-37
Issue Date: November 3, 2014

Toxicity Tools Coming Of Age

EPA eyes high-throughput assays for endocrine disruptor screening of commercial chemicals
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: risk assessment, EPA, chemicals, toxicity

High-throughput methods for predicting toxicity of chemicals have been on the radar of federal regulators for more than a decade. But so far, results of these studies have not been used in decisions about regulating substances.

The Environmental Protection Agency is getting close, however, to accepting data from a few of these methods in its program for screening chemicals for their ability to disrupt the human endocrine system. EPA officials are optimistic that once such . . .

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