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.
The motto of laboratory is "Safety to Environment & Health and Service to