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.
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]
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.
EA is a recognized national leader in providing dredged material toxicity testing services to federal, state, and commercial clients, as well as local/regional port authorities throughout the United States. For decades, we have provided scientific data and environmental documentation to support project-specific and long-range planning initiatives.
EA assists clients with the development of toxicological information for product formulations through the performance of standardized toxicity testing. These tests enable clients to evaluate the toxicity of various product formulations and also generate the required data for Safety Data Sheet development and hazard classification (i.e., Globally Harmonized System [GHS] of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals).
EA specializes in the performance of comprehensive sediment and soil studies. The toxicity of contaminated soils and sediments is a major focus in ecological risk assessment. Sediment and soil toxicity tests can be used to set quality guidelines and for assisting with remediation efforts.
EA has performed over 150 municipal and industrial toxicity reduction evaluations (TREs) over the last 27 years, and has successfully completed numerous TRE-related programs of national prominence.
EA assists clients with the development of site-specific water quality criteria for individual metals through the performance of water effect ratio (WER) testing. This type of study enables clients to modify National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) discharge permit single metal permit limits.
EA’s nationally certified Ecotoxicology Laboratory (NELAC No. E87550) is a recognized leader in the performance of whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing for compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) discharge permits.
EA’s toxicological staff are experienced with the breadth of toxicology tests (e.g., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ASTM International, and Standard Methods) required for industrial and municipal wastewaters, dredged materials, sediments, soils, new chemical products, and solid waste leachates.