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Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016

Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016

Noncancer Research

NTP has made a commitment to studying noncancer health effects, and conducts evaluations to assess the evidence that environmental chemicals, physical substances, or mixtures, collectively referred to as substances, cause adverse health effects. NTP also provides opinions on whether these substances may be of concern, given what is known about current human exposure levels. The Office of Health Assessment and Translation (OHAT) conducts health hazard assessments and scoping reviews or state-of-the-science evaluations, which are published as NTP monographs, NTP Research Reports, and journal publications. OHAT also hosts workshops to address important issues in environmental health sciences. Kristina Thayer, Ph.D. served as deputy division director for analysis, Division of NTP, NIEHS, and director of OHAT.

In FY 2016, NTP published the NTP Monograph on Immunotoxicity Associated with Exposure to Perfluorooctanoic Acid or Perfluorooctane Sulfonate, the first evaluation reaching hazard conclusions using the OHAT Approach to Systematic Review and Evidence Integration. OHAT also published several reports in the new NTP Research Report series, including a pilot study on tin and organotin levels in Danish women and a systematic review of the effects of fluoride on learning and memory in animal studies.

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