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    EPA, along with Tox21 partners, releases list of 10,000 chemicals being screened by robot system
    A high-speed robotic screening system, aimed at protecting human health by improving how chemicals are tested in the United States, begins today to test 10,000 compounds for potential toxicity.
    The compounds cover a wide variety of classifications, and include consumer products, food additives, chemicals found in industrial processes, and human and veterinary drugs. A complete list of the compounds is publicly available. Testing this 10,000 compound library begins a new phase of an ongoing collaboration between the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, referred to as Tox21. Read News Release | View Chemical List


    there are over 80,000 chemicals in the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Inventory and only a small number have extensive toxicity testing information. Traditional chemical toxicity testing is expensive, time consuming and uses a significant number of animals.
    https://epa.gov/comptox/
     
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    Is it a step in the right direction? I think and hope so.
     
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    Yes, a pity almost no testing is done in Australia.
     

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