CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR) (formerly: Industrial Toxicology Research Centre), Lucknow, a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, was established in 1965. It has a 'city campus', located on Mahatma Gandhi Marg, and the Gheru campus on Lucknow-Kanpur highway between 17-18th kilometer stone.
CSIR-IITR undertakes research in niche areas of toxicology. These include the impact of industrial and environmental chemicals on human health and ecosystem, and environmental monitoring of pollutants in air, water and soil. The institute also helps regulatory bodies to formulate/amend guidelines for safe use of chemicals/products, and ensures that the common man is benefited.
Knowledge Resource Centre (KRC)
Knowledge Resource Centre (Library and Information Division) provides critical library and information support to the Scientific and Technical staff, Research Fellows, Project Assistants and users from other organizations. CSIR-IITR KRC is a hub to access current literature in the discipline of toxicology and meets the requirements of the scientific fraternity.
The motto of laboratory is "Safety to Environment & Health and Service to Industry"