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    Environmental Micro Overview

    Environmental Microbiology:  
    The goal of the Environmental Microbiology Laboratory is to protect Maryland’s food, dairy and drinking water supply. The Environmental Microbiology Laboratory units include the following: Dairy Microbiology/Chemistry, Food/Shellfish Microbiology and Water Microbiology Laboratories.  Environmental Microbiology Laboratory monitors the presence indicator microorganisms and water-borne and food-borne pathogens. Examples include:
    • Drinking water
    • Swimming pools and natural bathing areas
    • Sewage plants and effluents
    • Foods, shellfish and dairy products
    • Bioterrorism testing and biotoxin surveillance
    Environmental Microbiology Contacts:
    Laboratory Phone Numbers
    Water Microbiology Laboratory: 443-681-3960
    Dairy Microbiology/Chemistry Laboratory: 443-681-3858
    Food Microbiology Laboratory: 443-681-4574
    Shellfish Laboratory: 443-681-4572
    For any inquires, comments, or concerns, please contact:
    Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor: Erinna Kinney, MPH; Phone: 443-681-3948