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Science You Can Depend on for Decisions that Matter

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) plays a role in providing the scientific basis for programs, activities, and policies that promote health or lead to the prevention of disease. Founded in 1978, NTP plays a critical role in generating, interpreting, and sharing toxicological information about potentially hazardous substances in our environment. A world leader in toxicology research, NTP has evaluated almost 3,000 environmental substances for potential human health effects.

About NTP

Mission & Goals

Learn what NTP does and how it came to be established. Go

History & Milestones

View a timeline of major events since NTP's founding. Go



Learn how NTP is structured and what agencies provide support. Go

Advisory Board & Committees

See a list of NTP boards, committees, and panels. Go