EPA Asks NAS Panel To Weigh 'Benchmarks And Expectations' For NAMs

September 24, 2021
EPA officials asked the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) new committee, tasked with assessing new alternate methods (NAMs) of toxicity testing, to focus its work in part on how NAM results may align with traditional animal data on chemicals’ health effects, to help the TSCA program and other offices set “benchmarks and expectations” for their use. “What we are asking is how often they are . . . concordant with the human effects and when they aren’t and using that...

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