Current Areas of Research

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The NTP has a broad mandate to provide toxicological characterizations for chemicals and agents of public health concern and strives to balance the selection of chemicals for study. This has resulted in a diverse research program, but with emphasis on synthetic industrial chemicals, pesticides, various pharmaceuticals, metals, and food additives. The NTP continues to also explore new areas of research. In general, these initiatives are broad-based and include various health-related end points.