This 35-page EPA document serves as a blueprint for incorporating advances in molecular biology and computational sciences into toxicity testing and human risk assessment practices across the Agency. The overall goal of the strategy is “to move from a near exclusive use of animal tests for predicting human health effects to a process that relies more heavily on in vitro tests”.

[US Environmental Protection Agency. Office of the Science Advisor. Science Policy Council. The US Environmental Protection Agency’s Strategic Plan for Evaluating the Toxicity of Chemicals. EPA 100/K-09/001, dated March 2009. The Plan can be obtained from the EPA website (at or with related information via] {181632}

The above item was taken from the May 2009 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here for more details).

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