CRCE provides advice, research and services to protect the public from hazards resulting from exposure to chemicals and poisons, radiation both ionising and non-ionising and ultrasound and infrasound. The Centre also leads for the agency on public health effects of climate change and extreme environmental events such as flooding.
The Centre's headquarters are at Chilton, Oxfordshire. There are also specialist radiation centres at Leeds and Glasgow and specialist chemical centres in Birmingham, Cardiff, London and Nottingham.
CRCE also commissions the National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) which provide 24/7 advice on treatments and poisonings.
Our functions are to advance knowledge about protection, provide laboratory and technical services, run training courses, provide expert information and advise government and other bodies as appropriate.