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National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

UPDATE NewsletterUPDATE NewsletterMay 2019

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NIEHS and NTP Director, Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.PFAS Senate hearing, Birnbaum’s expert scientific testimony

Linda Birnbaum told senators that chemicals known as PFAS persist in the environment and affect nearly every system in the human body.


Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., Director, NIEHS and NTPChronic kidney disease puzzle highlighted at Costa Rica workshop

Researchers from around the world shared insights into chronic kidney disease of unknown origin in agricultural communities.


Nisha Sipes, Ph.D.New method quickly screens chemicals for cancer-causing potential

National Toxicology Program scientists, NIEHS grantees, and colleagues developed a quick way to screen substances for carcinogenicity.


Arun Pandiri, Ph.D. and Miaofei Xu, Ph.D.Spring GEMS meeting focuses on mechanisms

Risks of e-cigs and vaping, role of oxidative stress in cancer, and more were featured by the Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society.


ICCVAM logoThe NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods

ASCCT annual meeting set for September 25-26, registration and comments due May 10 for ICCVAM Public Form, and recent NICEATM and ICCVAM publications.


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Director of Office of Liaison, Policy, and Review and Editor-in-Chief: Mary Wolfe | Managing Editor: Anna Lee Mosley