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National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

UPDATE NewsletterUPDATE NewsletterNovember 2019

In the News

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David and Linda BirnbaumBirnbaum celebrated with honors and fond farewells

The last day of retiring director Linda Birnbaum was celebrated with music, tributes, and — not to be left out — data.


Thomas Burke, Ph.D. - Johns Hopkins UniversityPFAS workshop kicks off National Academies initiative

Topics ranged from balancing risk and alternatives assessments to economics and sharing information with affected communities.


Emily Reinke, Ph.D., Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., Warren Casey, Ph.D., Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D.Experts debate challenges of tissue chips, machine learning

Advancing new nonanimal testing technologies will require guidance from regulators on best uses.


Botanical supplements in glass jarsBotanical supplements Q and A coming Nov. 8

Experts on health effects research of botanical dietary supplements will field questions from the public on social media.


Cynthia Rider, Ph.D.Environmental, chemical, and social stressors can be a dangerous mix

The annual meeting of the North Carolina Society of Toxicology focused on how the interplay of those factors can affect humans.


cow drinking water at a wellHuman health linked to animals, environment, say experts

That interconnection — called One Health — was the focus of a recent conference in Durham, North Carolina.


Cornea in vitro modelThe NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM)

Workshop considers key activities needed to predict acute toxicity, NIEHS providing funding to develop in vitro models, and EPA council achieves cost and animal savings for required testing.


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