Environmental Laboratory provides services to a toxicology study in Newfoundland and Labrador

Dr. Robert Scott, the Chair of the Sustainable Resource Management Program at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Corner Brook campus, is working to gain a better understanding of the relationship between forest operations and mercury contamination in fish. If successful, his work could potentially lead to sport fishing guidelines, which could help protect people from consuming high levels of mercury in brook trout.
Detecting mercury in fish tissues can be tricky business. Accurate results can only be achieved with the right equipment operated by competent and properly trained personnel. Recently Dr. Scott contracted with the Environmental Laboratory to do his mercury testing. The Laboratory is outfitted with a Brooks Rand mercury (Hg) and methylmercury (MeHg) system which can measure mercury down to the pictogram level using approved EPA methods.
The Environmental Laboratory is accredited to ISO 17025 by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (CALA) for some of the water testing (see http://www.CALA.ca for a complete scope). 
 If you have any questions about the Environmental Laboratory’s testing services, feel free to contact Johane Joncas, the Environmental Laboratory Manager, jjoncas@lakeheadu.ca, or by phone at 807-343-8368.

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