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  • Center for Research on Ingredient Safety

    The Center for Research on Ingredient Safety at Michigan State University (CRIS) is one of the few organizations in the world willing to tackle the hard questions about ingredient safety in our everyday products.


  • Hand Sanitizer – Overview

    Published on August 16, 2021
    As we head back to work and school, many of us are restocking on hand sanitizers. In this post, we take a look at hand sanitizer ingredients so you can make the best choice for yourself and your family.

  • Fast Take: Debunking Another Cheesy Report

    Published on July 14, 2017
    Michael Holsapple weighs in on recent reports of phthalates in this article from the International Food Information Council Foundation.

  • Insect Repellent – DEET

    Published on August 2, 2021
    In our last post, we looked at insect repellents available to us. We established that EPA-registered products are known to be the most effective. In this post, we look at one of the most commonly used EPA-registered insect repellent ingredients: DEET

  • Vaccine Safety – J&J vaccine

    Published on March 8, 2021
    In previous posts, we explored vaccine safety and the newest COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. In this post, we explore the newest COVID-19 vaccine available.

  • Trending – Botanicals

    Published on March 22, 2021
    We’ve seen a rise in botanical products hitting the market. In this post, we explore these trending ingredients.

  • Sweeteners – Sugars

    Published on October 28, 2019
    In this series, we explore sweeteners. In this post, we cover common sugar sweeteners.

  • 101 Series – Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

    Published on September 30, 2019
    Are you familiar with the ingredient monosodium glutamate (MSG)? In this post, we’ll discuss the safety of MSG and explore common misconceptions about this ingredient.

  • Update from the CRIS Director

    Published on September 14, 2020
    Learn about CRIS's next steps, research objectives and ongoing initiatives

  • Everyday Toxicology – Dose & Dose-Rate

    Published on January 13, 2020
    As winter colds make the rounds and more people are taking medications, let’s take a moment to discuss dosage, dose-rates, and why it’s essential to take medications as directed to receive the optimal benefits.

  • Labels – Recognizing marketing labels

    Published on August 19, 2019
    In this series, we explore labels on our everyday products to understand the ingredients that we consume and use. In this post, we'll explore marketing labels.

  • Trending – Polyvinyl Alcohol

    Published on May 24, 2021
    Whether we're doing laundry or running a dishwasher, most of us are familiar with detergent products that come in a pod. In this post, we'll look at the material used to make these pods, polyvinyl alcohol.

  • Food Insight: Process This

    Published on September 25, 2017
    A fun and evidence-based resource about food processing from IFIC.

  • Exploring Product Ingredients – Lotions

    Published on April 19, 2021
    In this post, we break down the ingredient labels on four lotions to show the ingredients' most common purpose in the formulation.

  • People don’t trust scientific research when companies are involved

    Published on May 7, 2017
    People don’t trust scientific research when companies are involved.

  • Risk – What is risk?

    Published on May 28, 2019
    In this post, we'll explore the differences between hazard, exposure, and risk so you can make better, informed decisions around ingredient safety.

  • Stimulants – Overview

    Published on September 28, 2020
    What do you know about stimulants like energy drinks, coffee, and more? In this series, we cover stimulant ingredients and the safety of stimulants.

  • Dog Food – Pulses Ingredients

    Published on October 14, 2019
    In this post, we’re exploring the safety of pulses ingredients found in dog food.

  • Trace Contaminants & Residues – Packaging

    Published on July 27, 2020
    As we’ve discussed in prior posts, trace contaminants and residues can make their way into our food system. In this post, we’ll discuss the important role of packaging.

  • Trending – Collagen

    Published on March 29, 2021
    We see collagen supplements and cosmetics regularly trend. In this post, we take a deeper look at collagen.

  • Everyday Toxicology – The dose makes the poison & the cure

    Published on January 20, 2020
    In this post, we'll cover the basics in ensuring you're taking the correct doses to get the maximum benefit.