National Toxicology Program

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National Toxicology Program
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Agency overview
Formed 1978
Parent agency United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Child agency Office of the Report on Carcinogens
Website http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) is an inter-agency program run by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate, evaluate, and report on toxicology within public agencies.[1]

The National Toxicology Program is headquartered at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The NIEHS Director, currently Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., A.T.S., also concurrently serves as NTP Director.[1] The Associate Director of the Program is Dr. John R. Bucher, Ph.D.

The NIEHS National Toxicology Program's Office of the Report on Carcinogens, directed by Dr. Ruth Lunn, Dr.P.H., is responsible for publishing the Report On Carcinogens; with the current year 2011 Report included, there have been 12 editions.[2]

History[edit]

The program was established in 1978 by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., then the United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (today known as the Secretary of Health and Human Services). The program arose from congressional concerns about the health effects of chemical agents in the environment. In October 1981, Secretary Richard S. Schwiker granted permanent status to the program.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Office of the National Toxicology Program". NIEHS. December 13, 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Report on Carcinogens, NIEHS National Toxicology Program
  3. ^ "History of the NTP - National Toxicology Program". National Toxicology Program. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 

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