The Division of Environmental Health Sciences (DEHS) is comprised of three environmental testing laboratories:

  • Organic Analytical Chemistry
  • Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Environmental Biology

These laboratories provide routine public health testing and collectively serve as New York's Principle Laboratory under the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Act. Public health testing must be pre-approved and may only be accessed by NY State Agencies; testing is not offered to the general public.

The Wadsworth Center's DEHS also produces and validates proficiency testing samples for the Center’s Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP) and Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program (CLEP) and engages in applied research to support the Wadsworth Center’s public health mission.

Department of Health Units, please use the forms below when submitting environmental samples to the Division of Environmental Health Sciences.