09 April 2010 16:35 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--Dow Chemical is contributing $5m (€3.8m) over five years towards a programme by The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences to develop new computational models of toxicity testing, the US producer said on Friday.
The investment was part of Dow’s commitment to support chemical safety, it said.
“The goal of The Hamner Institutes is to protect public health through informed decision making about potential environmental health risks,” said Hamner chief executive William Greenlee.
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina-based Hamner Institutes is described as a non-profit organisation focused on research in environmental health sciences and chemical risk assessment.
In related industry news, the US Environmental Protection Agency said this week it planned to add 16 chemicals to its Toxics Release Inventory list of reportable chemicals, the first expansion of the programme in over a decade.
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