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Environmental Laboratory Services

FOH operates a fully equipped and accredited environmental reference laboratory that specializes in gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, atomic absorption, and wet-chemistry analytical services.

Lab Staff

The FOH environmental laboratory is staffed with highly skilled scientists and chemists who work in partnership with federal managers. Our staff provides assistance with industrial hygiene, hazard assessments, environmental monitoring techniques and ways to limit potential exposures. The FOH environment laboratory staff also provides advice and consultation regarding sampling protocol, sampling preservation and chain of custody concerns.

Lab Capabilities

Our laboratory is a full-service environmental analytical laboratory capable of analyzing industrial hygiene samples, indoor air, drinking water, and industrial effluent. Among other things, we specialize in:

  • Gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy
  • Atomic absorption
  • Wet chemistry
  • Heavy metals (lead, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, magnesium, etc.)
  • Organic chemicals

Lab Benefits

  • Experienced and accomplished staff with diverse analytical and field expertise
  • State-of-the-art analytical equipment
  • Competitive lab fees and microbiological sample analysis fees
  • Priority turn-around services
  • Consultation on sampling, test methods, quality assurance, and data presentation
  • Accreditation by the AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP), LLC:
    • Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP)
    • Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP)
  • Participation in the (AIHA-LAP), LLC Proficiency Analytical Testing program (PAT)
  • Compliant with the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission requirements (ISO/IEC 17025:2005)


If you have any questions regarding environmental health issues, feel free to contact our laboratory. Our professional staff is available to assist you with the recognition, evaluation, and control of exposures of concern.

FOH Environmental Laboratory
536 South Clark Street, Room 714
Chicago, IL 60605-1521
P: 312-886-0413
F: 312-886-0434

Download the FOH Laboratory Services fact sheet for more information

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