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DHMH Laboratories Administration Environmental Chemistry Division:

OPERATIONAL STATEMENT

To provide and ensure consistent, accurate and defensible data generated through the analyses of multi-media environmental and consumer product samples in support of federal and State public health regulations

GOAL

To provide a wide array of quality technical services that enhance effective management of public health programs established to protect and promote the health of the people of Maryland and their communities.

VALUE

Excellence in providing quality data, technical consultation, innovative solutions, responsive service, and building a network of partnerships with shared priorities.

PLEDGE TO QUALITY SERVICES

We are committed to provide quality customer service for the testing of your samples. We pledge to do our best to ensure your satisfaction with sample test results and technical information. If you should experience any problem with our analytical services, please let us know. We will correct the problem expeditiously and to the best of our ability.

LABORATORY SERVICES

This Division provides a wide range of analytical services for environmental and consumer products by employing state-of-the art instruments that are capable of detecting traces levels of toxic pollutants in our environment.

Tests are performed on air, beverages, biota, drugs, drinking water, foods, pharmaceuticals, sediments, sludges, soils, and wastewater for

Matrices Analyzed:

ENVIRONMENTAL:
Ambient / Indoor air Building materials
Drinking Water Dust/wipes
Fish & Shellfish Leachates
Sediments Sludges
Surface water Wastewater

 

CONSUMER PRODUCTS SAFETY:
Pharmaceuticals Drugs/consumer products
Foods Beverages/bottled water

 

BIOMONITORING:
Urine Blood

 

CHEMICAL TERRORISM / EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE:
Urine Blood White powders

 

Test Menu:

Asbestos Metals
Base Neutrals, & Acids Nerve agents’ metabolites
Blister agents metabolites Nutrients
Carbamates pesticides Organophosphate pesticides
Chlorinated acid herbicides Particulate matter, 2.5 μm
Chlorinated pesticides Polychlorinated biphenyls
Chlorophyll Radiologicals
Demands (inorganics) Semi-volatile organic compds
Non-Metallic inorganics Volatile organic compounds

 

Instruments Available:

High Performance Liquid Chromatographs
LC-MS/MS (HP Hybrid Triple Quadrupole – Linear Ion Trap)
Gas Chromatographs with various detectors
Gas Chromatographs – Mass Spectrometers
Inductively Coupled Plasma – Atomic Emission Spectrometer
Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometer
Fourier Transform-Infra-Red Spectrometer
Gamma Spectrometers
Alpha Spectrometer
Liquid Scintillation Spectrometers
Alpha / Beta Counting Systems
Flow Injection Analyzers
Total Organic Carbon Analyzer
Automated Titrimeter

 

Contacts

 

Inorganics Analytical Laboratory:

 

    »» Nutrients Section

 

    »» General Chemistry Section

 

Air & Radiation Laboratory:

    »» Air Quality Section

 

    »» Radiation Section

 

Organics Analytical Laboratory:

 

    »» Volatile Organics Section

 

    »» Semi-Volatile Organics Section

 

Trace Metals Laboratory:

    »» Environmental Metals Section

    »» Bioanalytical Metals Unit