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Areas of Research

NTP has a broad mandate to provide toxicological characterizations for chemicals and agents of public health concern and strives to balance the selection of substances for study. This has resulted in a diverse research program with emphasis on synthetic industrial chemicals, pesticides, drugs, metals, and food additives. NTP continues to explore new areas of research. In general, these initiatives are broad-based and include various health-related endpoints.

Current Areas

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Botanical Dietary Supplements

NTP is studying select botanical dietary supplements to identify potential harm from short-term and long-term exposure. Go
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Cell Phones

NTP has been conducting experiments in rats and mice on potential health hazards from cell phone radiofrequency radiation. Go
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Glyphosate and Glyphosate Formulations

NTP is conducting a series of in vitro and in vivo screening assays to evaluate glyphosate and glyphosate formulations. Go
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Hexavalent Chromium

NTP studied the short-term toxicity and long-term carcinogenicity of sodium dichromate dihydrate administered to rodents in drinking water.  Go
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Medicines and Therapeutics

NTP is studying select medicines and therapeutics to identify potential harm from short-term and long-term exposure. Go
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Mold

NTP is currently conducting studies to better understand how exposure to mold may cause disease. Go
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Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds

NTP is currently studying PACs to learn more about the toxicity of individual PACs and PAC mixtures. Go
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Sulfolane

NTP is performing a set of studies to evaluate sulfolane toxicity and its potential health impacts of exposure. Go
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Synthetic Turf/Recycled Tire Crumb Rubber

NTP is working to enhance the understanding of potential health impacts of chemicals released from synthetic turf.  Go
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West Virginia Chemical Spill

NTP has completed the West Virginia chemical spill research program. NTP's Final Update, collective findings, and supporting files are now available. Go