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Please Restore Funding for Nonanimal Chemical Safety Test Methods

Please take a moment to e-mail your senator and ask him or her to ensure that Congress upholds funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Chemical Safety for Sustainability research program. We encourage you be positive and polite, and to personalize your message to make it stand out. Here are the key points:

  • As your constituent, I am counting on you to protect funding for the development of nonanimal chemical test methods by reversing proposed cuts to the EPA Chemical Safety for Sustainability research program and the National Center for Computational Toxicology.
  • The administration is proposing to cut funding for the Chemical Safety for Sustainability research program by 31 percent, and the National Center for Computational Toxicology budget stands to lose $20 million. These funds are urgently needed to develop nonanimal methods for assessing chemical toxicity, which the EPA is required to do under the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act.
  • These cuts endanger the development of test methods which are faster, more cost-effective, and more human-relevant than animal tests. Since the establishment of the NCCT, EPA has led the world in assessing chemicals using next-generation tests based on human cells and tissues, virtual human tissue models such as the virtual embryo, and computer-generated predictions of chemical toxicity. These tests allow the assessment of thousands of chemicals at once, increasing our ability to understand which chemicals are the most dangerous and focusing efforts on those bad actors.

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  • Your senator

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