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. PML is an ISO 9001:2000 certified laboratory, accredited by SWISO, Switzerland, doing pollution monitoring and conducting scientific studies on environmental samples. The Lab has qualified and experienced staff who exercise Analytical Quality Control (AQC) and meticulously follow what is called Good Laboratory Practices. It is equipped with state-of-art equipments for monitoring and analysis of air, water and food contamination, including Gas Chromatograph with Mass Detector (GCMS), Gas Chromatograph (GC) with ECD, NPD, FID and other detectors, High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC), Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Mercury Analyzer, Respirable Dust Sampler etc. Its main aim is to undertake scientific studies to generate public awareness about food, water and air contamination. 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.