EPA Science Matters Newsletter

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2019

EPA Science Matters: Artificial Intelligence and sharing toxicology research

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EPA Science Matters

March 12, 2019

EPA's Science Matters newsletter delivers the latest from EPA's Office of Research and Development straight to your inbox. Keep scrolling to read about recent news and upcoming events.

SOT booth

EPA is at the Society of Toxicology's Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland this week. Here are Dr. Wayne Cascio and ORD Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator and Acting EPA Science Advisor Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, Ph.D. at EPA's booth. Read below to learn about some of the science we are sharing at the meeting.

EPA Research Updates

EPA researchers using artificial intelligence were awarded with the best paper of the year by the Society of Toxicology’s Biological Modeling Specialty Section. In the paper, researchers created a method that models human behaviors using artificial intelligence to better understand people’s exposure to chemicals. These exposure data are necessary to assess a chemical’s potential risk to human health.

This week, EPA scientists are sharing their research at the Society of Toxicology’s Annual Meeting. The meeting, taking place in Baltimore, Maryland this year, is an opportunity for leaders in the field to come together to share the latest advances in toxicology and collaborate on future projects. Learn more about the research EPA will be presenting including models that look at chemical exposures, research findings on the health effects of smoke exposure, and more.

EPA researchers are evaluating whether dietary supplements can mitigate some of the adverse effects of ozone exposure. Ground-level ozone, one of the six criteria air pollutants that is regulated by the EPA, is a molecule known to cause a variety of adverse health effects at elevated concentrations.

Meet Our Researchers


Meet EPA Researcher Samantha Snow, Ph.D, DABT

EPA Researcher Samantha Snow studies the adverse health effects of air pollution and ways to mitigate these effects. Learn more about her work.