National Toxicology Program


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National Toxicology Program

A US program which conducts toxicologic tests on substances frequently found at the EPA’s National Priorities List sites, which have the greatest potential for human exposure.

National Toxicology Program

Environment A program that conducts toxicologic tests on substances frequently found at the EPA's National Priorities List sites, which have the greatest potential for human exposure
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"We reviewed the recently finalized research conducted by our colleagues at the National Toxicology Program (NTP), part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences within the National Institutes of Health, on radiofrequency energy exposure.
'The exposures used in our studies are not directly comparable to the exposures that humans typically experience when using a cellphone,' said the National Toxicology Program's John Bucher.
(2) Division of National Toxicology Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Durham, North Carolina, USA
According to Leeka Kheifets, an epidemiology professor at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health who has also studied the health impact of using cellphones, the study from the National Toxicology Program "was just an indicator that more and better research is needed."
Simulations Plus, a provider of simulation and modelling software and consulting services for all phases of pharmaceutical/chemical research and development, has extended the Material Transfer Agreement with the Division of the National Toxicology Program of the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for an additional terms of three years, it was reported yesterday.
"You took what you had," she said to members of the National Toxicology Program who presented the results at the Ocean County Library in Toms River.
"Identifying substances in our environment that can make people vulnerable to cancer will help in prevention efforts," said Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program.
In 2007, the National Toxicology Program, a branch of the US Department of Health and Human Services had said that the 4-MeI substance that caused cancer in mice could be "possibly carcinogenic" to humans.
Scientists with the National Toxicology Program (NTP), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, gave male and female rats and mice three different doses of Ginkgo biloba extract five times a week.
Department of Health and Human Services has added eight substances to its 12th Report on Carcinogens, a congressionally mandated document prepared by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) that identifies chemicals and biologic agents that may put people at risk for cancer.
"The broad range of expertise and insight of these individuals will ensure the federal research portfolio continues to advance our understanding of the critical links between our environment, our genes, and our health," Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program, said in a statement.
"This white paper articulates, in a concrete way, that human beings are vulnerable in many ways to the health effects of climate change," said Linda Birnbaum, PhD, director of NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program.

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