The mission of the Environmental Health Laboratory (EHL) is to provide analytical and technical information in support of state and national environmental health programs. Such programs include but are not limited to those associated with the surveillance of: air, food, seafood, soil, water, and zoonotic diseases from domestic and wild animals.

Laboratory Services conducts chemical and microbiological sampling of food, water, and soils and certifies commercial and municipal laboratories to conduct analyses of drinking water and screening laboratories for dairy processing.