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Methods of testing for chemical toxicity are changing rapidly. Researchers at the veterinary college are involved in developing more efficient ways to test for toxicity in the thousands of chemicals currently on the market and those being developed. The goal of this research, which is a collaboration of an international team of scientists and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is to establish relative toxicity data on a large series of industrial organic chemicals. Toxicity models derived from these data may be used to predict environmental effects of chemicals based on their molecular structure, thus greatly reducing or eliminating need for toxicity testing using animals.

The Biological-Activity Testing and Modeling Laboratory (web page)
The Biological-Activity Testing and Modeling Laboratory (PDF)
Chemical Research Toxicology Aliphatic Chemicals Database (PDF)
Benzenes Toxicity Tabs (PDF)

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