February 12, 2024
CIRI Scientist Honored for Technical Innovation
Dr. Christa Wright of Chemical Insights Research Institute (CIRI) of UL Research Institutes, will receive the Outstanding Technical Contribution in Industry Award at the 2024 BEYA STEM Conference on Feb 17, 2024, in Baltimore, Md.
January 31, 2024
Learn About the Grand Opening of CIRI’s Laboratories
Chemical Insights Research Institute of UL Research Institutes formally opened its new state-of-the-art laboratories on January 11, 2024, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
January 25, 2024
Sharing Grant Opportunities
Chemical Insights Research Institute (CIRI) is soliciting proposals for new research projects addressing understudied environmental health issues.
January 11, 2024
CIRI’s Grand Opening of New Laboratories
CIRI introduced laboratories for its Center for Exposure Science; Center for Toxicology and Human Health; and Center for Advanced Measurements.
December 19, 2023
Happy Holidays from Chemical Insights Research Institute
As we celebrate the holidays and get ready to welcome in 2024, we would like to take a moment to look back at 2023.
Who We Are
Chemical Insights Research Institute
Dedicated to improving human health
Chemical Insights Research Institute is on the front line of research on emerging environmental health threats facing people and the planet today. Our work lets people around the world know what chemicals are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the products we interact with every day. Our leadership role is to provide objective research and resulting knowledge for improved practices, innovative product design, and changes that enable safer products and healthier environments.
3D PRINTING EMISSIONS
Researching emissions and health risks
Research evaluates current 3D printing technologies and the effects of their pollutant emissions on human health.
Reducing pollutant exposures and improving human health
Research identifies chemical and particle sources of pollution, their impact on health and strategies to reduce exposures.
E-CIGARETTES AND VAPING
Evaluating human health risks from vape aerosols
Research evaluates human toxicity associated with chemical and particulate aerosols of these emissions.
FLAME RETARDANTS AND FURNITURE FLAMMABILITY
Reducing fire and chemical risks to safeguard human health
Research assesses flame retardants in consumer goods, exposure routes and levels, and evaluates flammability control without use.
GLOBAL AIR POLLUTION
Determining the sources and toxicity of air pollutant exposure
Research identifies chemical and particle sources of pollution, their impact on human health, and solutions to reduce exposure.
Characterizing PFAS exposure associated with textiles
Research develops analytical and toxicological methods for characterizing exposure routes from textiles containing PFAS.
Measuring the health impact of environmental pollution
Research studies how biological factors may increase individual susceptibility to environmental disease.
WILDFIRES AND THE WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE
Understanding pollutants in wildfires
Research evaluates personal and community health risks associated with wildfire smoke.