May 8, 2023
CIRI Introduces Extensive Resource Library
The Chemical Insights Research Institute (CIRI) launched a new website featuring a vast resource library of scientific journal articles; standards and guidance documents; technical reports; educational videos; and additional publications spanning our research initiatives. The resource library allows users to filter the content by research initiative, resource type, and author.
“The resource library is an important example of how CIRI amplifies its research. Users have access to a wide range of free information on our key research topics including global air pollution, children’s health, climate change and health, wildfires, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), hazards of vaping, 3D printing emissions, and the risks of chemical exposure from consumer products. We welcome all users to click through and gain scientific insights to protect the health of their colleagues, constituents, loved ones, and themselves.” – Dr. Marilyn Black, vice president and senior technical advisor, CIRI
Highlights of our resource library:
- Each of our research initiatives has a strategic research technical brief that outlines our research objectives, processes, and partners. Read the recent technical brief: “A Strategic Research Initiative on the Impact of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) on Human Health,” to understand CIRI’s multiphase research on PFAS.
- Peer-reviewed journal articles are fundamental to CIRI’s credibility and research findings. Read a recent article, “Toxicological Assessment of Particulate and Metal Hazards Associated with Vaping Frequency and Device Age,” to learn how electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) aerosols present inhalation and adverse respiratory health risks.
- Guidance documents with stakeholder input provide key application approaches for applying our research for the betterment of human health. The recent Guidance Document, UL 200A, “Use of Do-It-Yourself Filtration Devices During Wildfires,” features how to make DIY air cleaners that can be used to filter out smoke particulates during wildfires or other events creating particle pollution.
- Technical briefs and application notes on key topics bring important information forward that can address current or impending health risks. Considering recent fires and explosions, such as the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, CIRI provided information on health risks of contaminated dust that can infiltrate buildings and tips for cleaning it up.