Established in 1965, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre (ITRC), conducts evaluation of the chemicals used in industry, agriculture and day-to-day life, studying the action of chemical pollutants, and developing remedial/preventive measures.
The centre now focuses on neuro-toxicology, environmental health, eco-toxicology, photo-toxicology, phyto-toxicology, epidemiology, immunotoxicology, developmental toxicology, cardiovascular toxicology, pulmonary toxicology, environmental carcinogenesis, environmental monitoring and environmental biotechnology. The centre has waste water analysis laboratory, library, animal house, and modern laboratories.
The ITRC offers training courses in water quality assessment, consultancy services, technologies, project guidance for engineering organizations, low cost water purification device (SST), and portable water analysis kit (for companies). ITRC publishes bulletins like Industrial Toxicology Bulletin, Current Literature in Toxicology with Abstracts, Toxicity testing protocols, Toxicity Data Handbook Series, and Toxicology Atlas.