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About EPA

Research Triangle Park, NC Laboratory at a Glance

EPA's Office of Research and Development is a world-class research organization, and the research conducted by scientists in Research Triangle Park (RTP) has broad impacts, including supporting decision making at local, regional, and national levels. RTP has several unique research capabilities, including:

  • The Homeland Security Decontamination Technology Research Laboratories,
  • The ToxCast program to rapidly and cost -effectively screen new chemicals, and
  • Air research facilities that can simulate many different types of air pollution under varying meteorological conditions and study the health effects of air pollution mixtures. 
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