The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is home to the National Toxicology Program , a Health and Human Services interagency program dedicated to testing and evaluating substances in our environment.
Brian R. Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.P.
Scientific Director, Division of the National Toxicology Program
Associate Director, National Toxicology Program
P.O. Box 12233Mail Drop K2-02Durham, N.C. 27709
The National Toxicology Program Division oversees and carries out the activities of NTP.
The Division is responsible for carrying out the goals of NTP including:
- Providing toxicological evaluations on substances of public health concern
- Developing and validating improved toxicology methods (more sensitive, specific, and rapid)
- Developing approaches and generating data to strengthen the science base for risk assessments
- Communicating results with all stakeholders
The National Toxicology Program Division is comprised of four branches and the NTP Laboratory, as well as the five offices in the Division Office.
Recent Stories about NTP Activities
- NTP board discusses reinventing tox testing, new research topics (March 2020)
- Pregnancy Hypertension Risk Increased by Traffic-related Air Pollution (January 2020)
- PFOA Evaluated for Cancer Links by NTP Expert Panel (January 2020)
- Chemical Used in Sunscreen Analyzed for Potential Carcinogenicity (January 2020)
- Chemicals’ Effects on Development and Reproduction Reviewed by Expert Panel (September 2019)
- Society of Toxicologic Pathology Looks to One Health (August 2019)
- NTP Paradigm Evolves (July 2019)
- NIEHS Steals the Show at the 58th Annual Society of Toxicology Meeting (April 2019)
- Chemotherapy workers face risks, reduced with safe handling (March 2019)
- NTP board explores new directions (March 2019)