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National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

UPDATE NewsletterUPDATE NewsletterMarch 2020

In the News

Upcoming Events

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.Science symposium to honor Birnbaum

The April 6 event features an international group of researchers and is free to attend in person or watch online.

Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D.NTP board discusses reinventing tox testing, new research topics

Focus is on using approaches more relevant to humans when studying chemicals.

close up of salps, tiny organisms, shown in a glass beakerMicroplastics research needs innovation, health focus

Exposure to microplastics is widespread and well documented, but health effects are unclear.

Mamta Behl, Ph.D. speaks at microphoneThe environment influences brain development, experts say

Experts at a North Carolina State University meeting examined how toxicants may affect brain development.

broken pieces of powders, eye shadows, and blush with coated brushesFDA reviews asbestos testing in cosmetics and powders

Christopher Weis and others discussed updating methods to test talc-containing products for asbestos and similar particles.

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Webpage available summarizing NICEATM and ICCVAM activities at SOT, plus recent publications.

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