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Safer Chemicals Research

EPA's Safer Chemicals Research is transforming chemical risk-based decisions by conducting high-quality, innovative scientific research. The results of this research support the Agency, states, tribes, and other stakeholders in fulfilling their shared objectives to protect human health and the environment.The pressing environmental and health challenge in chemical safety evaluations has been, and continues to be, a lack of sufficient information on most chemicals used in commerce, industry, and agriculture.  

EPA strives to provide efficient, transparent, and scientifically robust approaches to evaluating chemical safety while continually improving these approaches in response to scientific and technological advancements.