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About the Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (ECL)

What We Do

The Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, under the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP),

  • evaluates test methods for pesticides in soil and water;
  • provides quality assurance technical support to EPA regional, federal, and state laboratories;
  • develops analytical methods; and
  • provides analytical support to national dioxin initiatives and monitoring studies.

Research Projects Managed by ECL

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