The NTP is an interagency program whose mission is to evaluate agents of public health concern by developing and applying tools of modern toxicology and molecular biology. The program maintains an objective, science-based approach in dealing with critical issues in toxicology and is committed to using the best science available to prioritize, design, conduct and interpret its studies. NTP databases include:
- Developmental Studies – Abstracts for studies of chemicals tested in pregnant animals such as mice, rats or rabbits for their potential to cause malformations and signs of toxicity during fetal development.
- Reproductive Toxicology Studies – Abstracts for studies evaluating the potential toxic effects of exposure to environmental and occupational substances on the reproductive system.
- Short-Term Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity Studies of Water Disinfection By-Products – Abstracts for studies designed to identify the physiologic systems (developmental; female reproduction; male reproduction; various somatic organ/processes) that are the most sensitive to exposure from these agents.