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Newswise: US Tox21 to Begin Screening 10,000 Chemicals; NIH, EPA, and FDA Collaborate to Move Science Forward
December 8, 2011, 12:53 pm
Filed under: News

Released: 12/7/2011 9:00 AM EST
Source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Newswise — A high-speed robotic screening system, aimed at protecting human health by improving how chemicals are tested in the United States, begins today to test 10,000 compounds for potential toxicity. The compounds cover a wide variety of classifications, and include consumer products, food additives, chemicals found in industrial processes, and human and veterinary drugs. A complete list of the compounds is publicly available at www.epa.gov/ncct/dsstox

Testing this 10,000 compound library begins a new phase of an ongoing collaboration between the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, referred to as Tox21. NIH partners include the National Toxicology Program (NTP), administered by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and the NIH Chemical Genomics Center (NCGC), part of the NIH Center for Translational Therapeutics (NCTT), housed at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).

 Read further at http://www.newswise.com/articles/us-tox21-to-begin-screening-10-000-chemicals-nih-epa-and-fda-collaborate-to-move-science-forward

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