EPA Toxicologists Focus Innovative Research on PFAS Compounds

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EPA researchers have partnered with researchers at the National Toxicology Program to develop a tiered testing approach to quickly generate toxicity and kinetic information for approximately 75 PFAS compounds. These compounds were selected to represent the whole of PFAS ‘chemical space’, based on occurrence in the environment, diversity of chemical structures, and suitability for high-throughput testing based on volatility and solubility of the compounds. High throughput testing gives researchers the ability to rapidly screen chemicals to generate toxicity and kinetic data for chemicals that have little to no existing data.

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