The US Department of Health and Human Services National Toxicology Program (NTP) announces an Expert Panel Meeting on Identifying Research Needs for Assessing Safe Use of High Intakes of Folic Acid.
Thank you to Tonia Masson and congratulations to her on her new position as Deputy Executive Director for the Society of Toxicology!
In December, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the discontinuation of the National Children’s Study (NCS), an ambitious, multi-decade study of environmental influences on children's health.
Folic acid is an essential B-vitamin that has been shown to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in developing babies by up to 70 percent.
Birth defects are common, costly and critical. Every 4½ minutes, a baby is born with a major birth defect. Professionals, community groups, and the public can act to reduce the risk of certain birth defects, detect those that occur as soon as possible and prevent secondary complications.