EA's Ecotoxicology Laboratory was established in 1981, and has
become recognized as an industry leader in toxicity testing nationwide.
Our Laboratory provides a wide variety of services for clients who require
high quality toxicity testing, careful interpretation of data, and
appropriate application of results to project-specific objectives.
EA's experienced staff of aquatic and environmental toxicologists are
thoroughly familiar with applied toxicity testing for compliance with
various state and federal discharge and pollution control requirements,
and development of reliable and cost-effective biomonitoring programs.
In August 2012, EA moved into our new, state-of-the-art 10,000-square
foot Ecotoxicology Laboratory facility in Hunt Valley, Maryland. The new
laboratory has been carefully designed for maximum flexibility. Incorporated
into the facility are dedicated areas for receiving and storing test materials,
constant photoperiod and temperature controlled laboratories and environmental
chambers, aeration distribution manifolds in all laboratories, and freshwater
and saltwater distribution lines for continuous flow or renewal testing.
EA's culturing facility maintains numerous aquatic and terrestrial species
and provides in house cultured organisms for on-call testing.
EA's specific monitoring and bioassay capabilities are extensive.
We offer a full range of toxicity tests that can be performed in either
the Ecotoxicology Laboratory or onsite. EA's toxicological staff are
intimately familiar with the breadth of toxicology tests required for industrial
and municipal wastewaters, dredged materials, sediments, soils, new chemical
products, and solid waste leachates, utilizing a variety of common species.
Authorizations, Accreditations, and Certifications
EA’s state-of-the-art Ecotoxicology Laboratory, certified through
the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) (No. E87550),
is widely recognized for its depth of services and consistent quality. The Laboratory
provides maximum flexibility for customizing ecotoxicology testing programs to meet
your needs, while assuring that all regulatory requirements are satisfied.
Our aquatic culture facility provides an in-house source of
high quality test organisms. [pdf]
EA is authorized to perform compliance testing in the
following states and districts (39 in total). EA is also able to conduct
non-compliance testing in all parts of the United States.
District of Columbia
West Virginia (certified)
Since its inception in 1981, our Ecotoxicology Laboratory has supported
EA clients on projects in 47 states. EA’s regional office network offers
our clients local support with the quality and expertise of a central Ecotoxicology Laboratory.