The Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (ECL) provides DTSC and other boards and departments within Cal/EPA with expertise and laboratory capacity in the areas of analytical and environmental chemistry.
The Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (ECL) is the Reference Laboratory that provides scientific leadership in analytical and environmental chemistry to DTSC and CalEPA. The two laboratories are strategically placed in Berkeley and Pasadena to support the State.
ECL uses state-of-the-art analytical instruments and equipment to provide accurate and defensible data in the identification and quantification of hazardous waste and hazardous substances for regulatory decision making.
ECL provides a direct metric for exposures of Californians to toxic chemicals. By measuring chemicals in wildlife and humans, it can provide a link between environmental contaminants and health outcomes.
Man-made chemicals have become a part of everyday life with about 85,000 chemicals in commerce, and about 2,500 new chemicals are introduced every year. ECL has become a leader in identifying chemicals of emerging concern.
Contact ECL for more information about the laboratory. ECL welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with public and private entities on development of new analytical tools and methodologies and other projects.
As an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory, ECL commits to producing and ensuring high quality data are used for decision making; providing exceptional customer service in analytical testing and technical support; and striving for continual improvement.
ECL believes through a collective knowledge transfer, we discover better tools and solutions to keep our environment and community safe. Please check out our publications and join us in seminars.