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    ​​Environmental Chemistry Laboratory Sections 

    air and rad.jpgProvides analytical and technical services in the evaluation of air quality in Maryland and performs the analysis of radionuclides in drinking water, raw water, wastewater, groundwater, aquatic tissues, soils, sediments, milk wipes, beverages, juice, grains and vegetation.
    Chemical Emergency Preparedness & Response
    Supports the State of Maryland’s Chemical Terrorism Preparedness program by maintaining a state of readiness to respond immediately to a chemical terrorism incident. It also supports the State’s efforts to monitor the exposure of the citizens to toxic environmental contaminants in their communities.
    Inorganics Analytical
    Provides analytical and technical services in the testing of samples for physical and aggregate properties, non-metallic inorganic compounds and organic aggregate constituents to help determine the suitability of drinking water for human consumption, effectiveness of wastewater treatment systems, and the quality of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary waters.
    Organics Analytical
    Performs the analyses of pesticides, herbicides, volatile, semi-volatile organic compounds and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in drinking water, wastewater, groundwater, aquatic tissues, hazardous wastes, soils, sediments, sludges, leachates, and in consumer products for possible tampering or adulteration.
    Trace Metals
    Performs the analyses of trace metals in drinking water, wastewater, groundwater, aquatic tissues, hazardous wastes, soils, sediments, sludges, leachates, and in consumer products for possible tampering or adulteration.
    The FOOD SAFETY CHEMISTRY LABORATORY analyzes food for compliance, monitoring, adulteration, labeling, unknown (forensic) samples and consumer products for possible tampering.