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Pesticide News Story: Strategic Direction for New Pesticide Testing and Assessment Approaches

For Release: August 19, 2009

To better protect human health and the environment, EPA has launched a new Web page that explains the development and evaluation of new technologies in molecular, cellular, and computational sciences to supplement or replace more traditional methods of toxicity testing and risk assessment.

This Web page details the approach EPA’s Pesticide Program is using to pursue new technologies that predict and characterize potential human health and environmental hazards and exposures from pesticides. It describes the current status as well as future plans for this rapidly changing area of research and regulatory science. On this Web page you will also find links to a glossary of key terms, information on pesticides and the ToxCast™ Research Program, and a matrix of tools used for pesticide testing.


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