Toxicology Portfolio 

In collaboration with a host of DoD, government, private and international entities, the Toxicology Portfolio provides data about the toxicity of military-unique and military-relevant compounds and the risks they pose to Soldiers, civilians and the environment.

The Toxicology Portfolio comprises two integrated programs: Health Effects Research and Toxicity Evaluation. They perform basic and applied research using animal models, genetic and cellular toxicology, genomics and computer modeling.

The Toxicology Portfolio is inspected frequently by the USPHC Quality Systems Office (QSO) for compliance with good laboratory practices (GLP)external link. We are accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) external link, and an institutional member of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) external link.

We present biannually to our peer review board, which has boasted members from Oak Ridge National Laboratory; University Research Engineers and Associates, Inc.; Aquabio, Inc.; the US Environmental Protection Agency; Honeywell; DuPont; Saady Consulting; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Biosante International, Inc.

Contact Information

Name: AIPH Toxicology Portfolio 
Email Address: 
Telephone: 410-436-3980 
DSN: 584-3980 
Mailing Address:
5158 Blackhawk Road
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5403


Health Effects Research Program

The Health Effects Research Program (HERP) conducts toxicological research pertinent to effects from environmental exposures. HERP strives to develop safe exposure criteria for military-unique and military-relevant substances.

Toxicity Evaluation Program

The Toxicity Evaluation Program (TEP) provides toxicological services to identify potential health hazards resulting from occupational exposures and providesexpertise to support civilian and troop health protection.