On December 17, 2013 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released chemical screening data on 1800 substances. The data was gathered using robotics and high-throughput screening (HTS). The screening carried out by the Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century (Tox21) collaboration of EPA, the U.S. National Institutes of Health Sciences (NIEHS)/ National Toxicology Program (NTP), the U.S. National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Along with the release of the data, EPA announced the ToxCast Challenges, which invite scientists and technologists to work out how the screening data can be used to predict public health effects. In the press release, the EPA suggests that data may be used for prioritizing chemicals for potential risk and for predicting whether exposures could results in public health damage.
EPA (December 17, 2013).“EPA releases chemical screening data on 1800 chemicals.”