NIEHS' National Toxicology Program released the 13th Report on Carcinogens
October 2, 2014 — NIEHS' National Toxicology Program released the 13th Report on Carcinogens listing 243 substances as "known" or "reasonably anticipated" to cause cancer in humans. The bi-annual report is a science-based document that identifies chemical, biological, and physical agents determined to be cancer hazards for people living in the United States, prepared by NTP on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The four substances added to the report include: Ortho-tolui
Federal agencies collaborate in Tox21 to reduce animal testing
Testing the safety of chemicals is becoming more efficient and less reliant on animals thanks to a federal collaboration known as Tox 21. Tox 21 brings together scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NIEHS, the National Toxicology Program (NTP), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and most recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test the safety of chemicals using state-of-the-art robotic technology that will reduce the reliance on animal testing.
NTP studies show hexavalent chromium in drinking water causes cancer in lab animals
The National Toxicology Program announced that hexavalent chromium in drinking water causes cancer in lab animals. The announcement came at the conclusion of a two-year study in which lab animals given the chemical in drinking water developed tumors. Hexavalent chromium is used in electroplating, leather tanning, and textile manufacturing. It has also been found in drinking water sources.
Strategic plan aims to position National Toxicology Program for 21st century
"A National Toxicology Program for the 21st Century: A Roadmap for the Future," outlines a plan to strategically position the National Toxicology Program at the forefront for providing scientific data and guiding the interpretation of those data to maximize their impact on public health.