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EPA Accepting Proposals for Endocrine Disruptor Research

Release Date: 11/14/2002
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Suzanne Ackerman 202-564-7819/ackerman.suzanne@epa.gov

(11/14/2002) As part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, EPA is accepting applications to research new approaches that can lead to the development of high-throughput screening systems to help prioritize chemicals for further screening and testing of their potential as endocrine disruptors. High-throughput screening uses automated processes to quickly test large numbers of samples. There have been concerns that normal endocrine system functions in humans and wildlife might be adversely affected by exposure to various chemical contaminants in the environment. EPA has made screening for possible endocrine disruptors a priority. The Agency is also particularly interested in proposals that will reduce animal use in testing of these chemicals. The deadline for submitting proposals for these research grants is Jan. 29, 2003. For more information on this call for proposals, see: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/current/2003high_throughput.html.