DLS' Asbestos and Environmental Lead Laboratory (The Lab) provides analytical and technical support to engineers and inspectors within the department, as well as public agencies. Samples are collected from workplaces throughout the Commonwealth.  They are evaluated to assist in the identification, and subsequent control and elimination of hazards in the workplace.


The Lab is a participant in the Industrial Hygiene Proficiency Analytical Testing Program (Asbestos PLM), and the Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing Program (paint chips, dust wipes, air, soil) administered by the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Laboratory Services

Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Focusing On:        

  1. Asbestos
    1. Bulk by Polarized Light Microscopy
  2. Environmental Lead
    1. Paint chips
    2. Soil
    3. Dust wipes
    4. Air
  3. If you have any questions about laboratory related services please call 617-626-6502