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Ecotoxicology Laboratory

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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.

Laboratory Services

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

EAs 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.


Alabama
Alaska
Arkansas
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida (certified)

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas (certified)
Kentucky

Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana

Nebraska
Nevada
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
Ohio
Oregon

Rhode Island
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas (certified)
Vermont
Virginia (certified)
West Virginia (certified)
Wyoming


Testing Locations

Since its inception in 1981, our Ecotoxicology Laboratory has supported EA clients on projects in 47 states. EAs regional office network offers our clients local support with the quality and expertise of a central Ecotoxicology Laboratory.