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Chemical Evaluation

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EPA scientists develop and use various methods to test chemicals for potential health effects. This research is critical because it provides health effects information that policymakers can use to help inform chemical regulations and prioritize chemicals in the most need of additional testing.  

High-Throughput Toxicology

High-throughput toxiocology refers to quick and efficient methods for testing chemicals for health effects. Using these methods helps to prioritize, screen, and evaluate the safety of thousands of chemicals which can reduce the reliance on using traditional toxicity tests, like animal testing.

Rapid Exposure Modeling and Dosimetry

Rapid Exposure Modeling and Dosimetry predicts exposures for thousands of chemicals across various scenarios relevant to human and ecological assessments. The research provides useful data to chemical risk assessors and regulators. Exposure predictions can be combined with health effect information to improve chemical risk assessments. 

Emerging Materials and Technologies 

Emerging Materials and Technologies research develops and uses new methods to test materials and technologies such as engineered nanomaterials and biotechnology products.