New issue of CSS Pathways from the US EPA

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New issue of CSS Pathways from the US EPA

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox

The August 2015 issues of CSS Pathways (http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-08/documents/august_2015_css_pathways_external.pdf) reports many developments in chemical safety research and testing by US EPA researchers.

Several approaches to assessing potential endocrine disruptors are reported:

  • EPA introduces new technology to screen chemicals for endocrine disruption
  • High-throughput model predicts estrogen receptor activity
  • Advancing methods to evaluate thyroid toxicity

In research led by Drs. William Mundy and Timothy Shafer, new approaches for using higher throughput in vitro methods to characterize neurotoxicity from exposure to chemicals are reported: