Toxicology Research

There are many organizations and institutions who are advancing toxicology research.  Scientific information is always changing and improving, thus medical and scientific information can become outdated as research advances.


To protect and improve the health of world population through toxicological research conducted to ensure a safe food supply. To use methods of toxicology research to identify and characterize food-based hazards to human health.

The Toxicology Research Division is responsible for investigating and identifying potential hazards to health associated with chemical contaminants, including those due to environmental, agricultural chemicals, toxic substances and natural food constituents and food additives. The search is conducted on the carcinogenic, mutagenic, reproductive, neurotoxic and other potentially harmful effects of these chemicals, including alterations of the immune system.