NTP Press Releases
- NIEHS News Release (07 December 2011) US Tox21 to begin screening 10,000 chemicals
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 http://www.epa.gov/ncct/dsstox/ .
- NIEHS News Release (11 June 2011) New substances added to HHS Report on Carcinogens
The industrial chemical formaldehyde and a botanical known as aristolochic acids are listed as known human carcinogens. Six other substances — captafol, cobalt-tungsten carbide (in powder or hard metal form), certain inhalable glass wool fibers, o-nitrotoluene, riddelliine, and styrene — are added as substances that are reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens. With these additions, the 12th Report on Carcinogens now includes 240 listings. It is available at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/roc12.
- NIEHS News Release: (10 March 2011) New robot system to test 10,000 chemicals for toxicity system
- NIEHS News Release: (02 March 2011) NIH joins SOT to celebrate 50 years of toxicology science
Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., deputy director of the NIH, and NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., will be among the many NIH leaders and research staff that will be on hand to celebrate SOT's golden anniversary, and discuss the important role the field of toxicology plays in protecting human health. Tabak will give the plenary opening lecture on Monday, March 7 at 8:00 a.m.
- NIEHS News Release: (03 March 2010) Leading Toxicologists Highlight Advances to Safeguard Public Health NIEHS and NTP Research Showcased at SOT Annual Meeting
Staff from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the National Institutes of Health, and the National Toxicology Program (NTP) will speak at more than 30 different sessions and present 60 posters on topics ranging from improving toxicity testing to translational research. Many NIEHS grantees will also showcase their research. For the first time this year, live updates will be provided by conference participants on the NIEHS and NTP web sites.
- NIEHS News Release: (11 Dec 2009) News Advisory - Scientific Panel Evaluates Soy Infant Formula Safety
- NIEHS News Release: (28 Oct 2009) NIEHS Awards Recovery Act Funds to Address Bisphenol A Research Gaps
Researchers who just received funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to study BPA were brought together to meet with scientists from academia and government already working on the compound. The meeting was held Oct. 6, 2009 at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
Since You Asked - Bisphenol A (BPA)
- NIEHS News Release: (27 Apr 2009) Countries Unite to Reduce Animal Use in Product Toxicity Testing Worldwide
The memorandum is available at http://iccvam.niehs.nih.gov/docs/about_docs/ICATM-MOC.pdf