Environmental analysis is the cornerstone of environmental policymaking. The formulation and execution of policies, regulations, and standards rely on accurate laboratory data. Sound environmental protection policies cannot be formulated without having precise and reliable environmental analysis results, and we strongly believe that high quality environmental analysis provides an important basis for environmental protection work. The Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL) was established on January 10, 1990 to provide policymakers with the necessary environmental data.
The EAL is divided into five divisions: (1) planning and management of environmental analysis, (2) air and physical analysis, (3) water analysis, (4) toxic substances, waste
and soil analysis, (5) environmental biological testing. Since the establishment of the EAL, under the able leadership of several directors, all of its members have dedicated themselves to improving environmental analysis, standardizing the quality of environmental analysis data, providing environmental laboratories from all sectors with technological guidance, performing environmental analysis tests at the national level, and establishing environmental analysis standards. To enhance both our international quality assurance domestically and our environmental analysis credibility, the EAL has been actively seeking laboratory accreditation in the international community. These efforts were not in vain; the EAL received laboratory accreditation from NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia) on January 31, 1995. The formal opening of the National Environment Analysis Building in November 1998 was a noteworthy milestone that signaled a new era of environmental testing and research.
In the future, we will strengthen cooperation with academic research institutes to upgrade work efficiency and techniques. Enhancing our capacities in environmental analysis should be one of the major thrusts of the EAL.
- Environmental Analysis Laboratory