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Author National Research Council (U.S.). Steering Committee on Identification of Toxic and Potentially Toxic Chemicals for Consideration by the National Toxicology Program.

Title Toxicity testing : strategies to determine needs and priorities / Steering Committee on Identification of Toxic and Potentially Toxic Chemicals for Consideration by the National Toxicology Program, Board on Toxicology and Environmental Health Hazards, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1984
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 382 pages) : illustrations, charts
Contents Toxicity-testing needs in the select universe -- Sample selection -- Operating policies for identification, acquisition, and organization of data -- Data evaluation -- Results -- Setting priorities for toxicity testing -- Design of the priority system -- Briefly following a chemical through an illustrative system -- Detail description of the operation of an illustrative system -- Future development, implementation, and refinement of the system -- Conclusions and recommendations
Summary Prepared at the request of the National Toxicology Program, this landmark report reveals that many chemicals used in pesticides, cosmetics, drugs, food, and commerce have not been sufficiently tested to allow a complete determination of their potential hazards. Given the vast number of chemical substances to which humans are exposed, the authors use a model to show how research priorities for toxicity testing can be set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject National Toxicology Program (U.S.)
Toxicity testing -- United States.
Toxicity testing.
Toxicology -- methods.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585145040 (electronic bk.)
9780585145044 (electronic bk.)
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