The IIT houses two centers - the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences-funded Superfund Research Program and the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS) - both are collaborative research and training efforts. The Superfund Research Program, with continuous funding since 1988, presently brings more than twenty-two investigators from numerous disciplines in the biomedical, microbiological and engineering fields together to address complex environmental contamination problems associated with dioxin and dioxin-like compounds. CRIS is an independent, academic, science-based center that serves as a reliable and unbiased source for information on the safe use of chemical ingredients in consumer packaged goods including foods, beverages, cosmetics and household consumer products. Browse the links at right to learn more about each center.