US Tox21 to begin screening 10,000 chemicals, December 7, 2011 News Release – National Institutes of Health NIH

Posted by Trish Riley, December 18, 2011

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/dsstoxTesting 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.

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