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EPA Funds Research into NAMs for Chemical Toxicokinetics

August 12, 2020 / Lisa Whitley Coleman

On August 3, 2020, the EPA announced it is awarding $3,980,782 to 5 academic research teams for the development of New Approach Methods (NAMs) for evaluating chemical toxicokinetics. Toxicokinetics is defined as the study of “how a substance gets into the body and what happens to it in the body,” according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. This website describes four process involved in toxicokinetics: These awards will be used to develop tools that help industry and EPA evaluate the safety of chemicals more quickly and cheaply,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “This research will be another step toward EPA’s goals of more widespread application of NAMs and reduction in animal testing.”