Intended use of computational toxicology key to its integration into regulation
Discussions at a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) meeting last week highlighted one of the key questions that must be answered before a new science like computational toxicology can be integrated into regulatory decision-making: For what purpose do government agencies intend to use computational toxicology? Prioritizing chemicals for further toxicity testing? Identifying chemicals that may harm human health? Comparing the safety of different chemicals?