Below are some organizations that may be of interest.   The description below each link is either paraphrased or taken directly from text on each site.  If there is information you would like to see on our site, contact the Web Master.

American College of Toxicology
“ACT’s mission is to educate, lead and serve professionals in industry, government and academia by promoting the exchange of information and perspectives on safety assessment and the application of new developments related to toxicology.”

Environmental Protection Agency
“EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.”

EPA Science Advisory Board
“The Science Advisory Board (SAB) supports three independent congressionally mandated Federal Advisory Committees that provide direct scientific and technical advice to the Administrator. The SAB has a broad mandate to advise the Agency on scientific and technical matters. It provides peer review and other types of expert advice on a wide range of topics in science and technology…”

EPA Laws and Regulations
“Have you ever wondered how EPA protects the environment? We use a variety of tools and approaches, like partnerships, educational programs, and grants. One of our most significant tools is writing regulations. Regulations are mandatory requirements that can apply to individuals, businesses, state or local governments, non-profit institutions, or others…”

Food and Drug Administration
“The Food and Drug Administration is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected consumer protection agencies. This presentation will tell you about FDA’s responsibilities, the tools we use to fulfill those responsibilities, and our priorities for improving the way we serve the public. Stated most simply, FDA’s mission is:

  • To promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way,
  • To monitor products for continued safety after they are in use, and
  • To help the public get the accurate, science-based information needed to improve health…”

FDA Guidance Documents
“Guidance documents represent the Agency’s current thinking on a particular subject. They do not create or confer any rights for or on any person and do not operate to bind FDA or the public. An alternative approach may be used…”

National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences
“The mission of NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease…”

National Toxicology Program
“The National Toxicology Program (NTP) was established in 1978 to coordinate toxicological testing programs within the Department of Health and Human Services, develop and validate improved testing methods, develop approaches and generate data to strengthen scientific knowledge about potentially hazardous substances and communicate with stakeholders. In its 25 years of existence, NTP has become a world leader in providing scientific information that improves our nation’s ability to evaluate potential human health effects from chemical and physical exposures. The NTP has maintained a number of complex, interrelated research and testing programs that provide unique and critical information needed by health regulatory and research agencies to protect public health…”

OECD Testing Guidelines
“The OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals are free publications. Since the original publication in 1981, 18 addenda have been published. In 1993, the original publication was revised and Addenda 1-5 were incorporated. The revised publication and Addenda 6-16 are available in English and French.”

Society of Toxicologic Pathology
“The Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP) is a non-profit association of pathologists and other scientists whose principal aim is the advancement of pathology as it pertains to changes elicited by pharmacological, chemical and environmental agents, and factors that modify these responses.”

Society of Toxicology
“The Society of Toxicology is the leading organization dedicated to creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science of toxicology.”

National Society for Histotechnology
“The National Society for Histotechnology is a non-profit organization, committed to the advancement of histotechnology, its practitioners and quality standards of practice through leadership, education and advocacy. The NSH web site serves as a valuable resource for activities of the Society. Access the various links – there is a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips!”

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
“The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry is a not-for-profit, worldwide professional organization comprised of individuals and institutions dedicated to the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources, research and development and environmental education. Our mission is to support the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity.”