APHL supports governmental laboratories working to protect people from hazardous contaminants in the environment, through the detection of contaminants – both in people and in the environment.
CDC’s Environmental Health Laboratory supports APHL to improve laboratories’ ability to measure chemicals in people (biomonitoring). APHL also works with CDC’s Laboratory Response Network for Chemical Threats (LRN-C) and for Radiological Threats (LRN-R) to detect such threats in human specimens.
EPA's Water Security Division funds APHL to support environmental lab response to water contamination events.
For examples of specific environmental health activities, please see the fact sheet highlighting our work with CDC as well as the fact sheet highlighting our work with EPA.