Inorganic Chemistry


The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) offers a wide range of inorganic chemical testing services to support the programs and research of academic institutions, government agencies and municipalities. These services include but are not limited to:

  • Environmental testing to evaluate the impact on runoff to rivers and lakes
  • Monitoring of mercury and other trace metal contaminants in precipitation and in lakes that are at potential risk due to acid rain
  • The testing of fish for trace metals to help our governmental partners prepare consumption advisories for Wisconsin citizens
  • Testing of ultra-trace metals in natural surface waters in Wisconsin and other midwestern states to support geochemistry research of the University of Wisconsin
  • Testing associated with the Safe Drinking Water Act

The WSLH also offers testing services to private citizens for key contaminates that are of special public health importance. These tests generally include those needed to assess the safety of home wells.

A complete Quality Assurance Program is maintained to help assure that our customers are provided with high quality results. The Inorganic Chemistry Unit is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Laboratory Certification Program and also holds current certification by the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program.

The following are links that will provide more information about programs and services offered by the Inorganic Chemistry Unit:

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