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EPA Lists 340 Chemicals for New Toxicity Testing Program

8:34 AM MDT | August 8, 2007 | Michelle Bryner

EPA’s National Center for Computational Toxicology has published a list of 340 chemicals that it will evaluate using high throughput screening bioassays, or hundreds of rapid computer tests. The screening is the first of three phases in EPA’s ToxCast program, which aims to give EPA the capability to quickly test thousands of environmental chemicals for harmful effects. The ToxCast program implements recommendations made in a National Academy of Sciences (New York) report in May. The goal of the first phase is to create chemical signatures of...

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