Welcome to the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection.
The IHCP is one of the seven scientific institutes of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). We are located in Ispra, on the east shore of Lago Maggiore, in the province of Varese, North of Italy.
Since 1998, we have been working on science for a healthier life.
Our mission is to provide scientific and technical support to the EU policies for the protection of the interests and health of European citizens in the areas of food, consumer products, chemicals and public health.
Our institute currently employs around 250 persons (scientists and support staff).
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