Granite Geek: Is That Chemical Safe? Predictive Toxicology May Have the Answer – Concord Monitor

Read article - Quotes Britton Goodale, research assistant in the department of microbiology and immunology and a member of Dartmouth's Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program, in an article about predictive toxicology, which tries to move beyond the time-consuming laboratory and field studies which have long been used to determine the toxicity of chemicals, making quicker decisions using more easily obtained information such as the molecular structure of substances. "Just like machine learning is being used to predict what we might buy, predictive toxicology is an emerging field to generate data in the lab and compare it across chemical structures, using big data to better predict the toxic effects that a chemical might have," says Goodale.