EPA representatives presented an EDSP update at the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee meeting on December 5-6, 2014. Among other points, EPA stated the following:
“Based on current pace it could take decades to screen all 10,000 chemicals for potential to interact with the endocrine system.
Recent advances in computational toxicology herald an important ‘evolutionary turning point’ and an accelerated pace of screening and testing.
To address thousands of chemicals for potential to interact with the endocrine system, we must implement a more strategic approach to prioritize chemicals for targeted screening.”
Click here for EPA’s power point presentation.