About the CSE Laboratory
The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-governmental organisation based in New Delhi, has set up the Pollution Monitoring Laboratory (PML) to monitor environmental pollution. Its main aim is to undertake scientific studies to generate public awareness about food, water and air contamination. It is equipped with state-of-art equipments for monitoring and analysis of air, water and food contamination, including High Performance Liquid hromatograph (HPLC), Gas Chromatograph (GC) with ECD, NPD, FID and other detectors, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Mercury Analyzer, Respirable Dust Sampler etc. It provides scientific services at nominal cost to communities that cannot obtain scientific evidence against polluters in their area. Given the state of scientific research in India --most of it being restricted to national defense and food security -- this is an effort to use science to achieve ecological security.