EPA's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Updates EDSP Comprehensive Management Plan


Source: EPA
Related Topics: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) US Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA has updated its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) Comprehensive Management Plan to emphasize the utilization of advanced informational technology and computational methods.  The mission of the EDSP is to protect people, wildlife and our environment from chemicals that adversely affect endocrine systems by screening pesticides, chemicals and environmental contaminants for their potential effects on estrogen, androgen and thyroid hormone systems. The updated 2014 EDSP Comprehensive Management Plan provides strategic guidance for agency personnel and outlines the critical EDSP activities that are planned for this program over the next five years. Among the many critical activities is a core focus on using informational technology to enhance data interpretation and applying computational methods to more efficiently prioritize and screen the universe of EDSP chemicals for potential effects on the endocrine system.  This document is made available to the public as a source of information and to ensure open transparency.

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