The Pesticide Laboratory provides the PCP with
analytical and technical support for enforcement cases and monitoring
projects. Analyses of pesticide residues are performed on such
environmental matrices as sample wipes, water, air, soil, and
vegetation. The laboratory's strict quality control guidelines
assure a high level of analytical accuracy and precision.
The laboratory also takes part in special projects
such as ground and surface water monitoring to insure that IPM
practices are minimizing pesticide runoff. For some projects
the PCP laboratory works with other agencies such as the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Food & Drug Administration,
and the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute
(EOHSI), and has accepted samples from other sources as well.