Environmental contamination and its association with Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in North Central Region of Sri Lanka

May 01, 2014

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), one of India’s leading non‐governmental organization based in New Delhi, has set up the Pollution Monitoring Laboratory (PML) to monitor environmental pollution and food contamination. PML is an ISO 9001:2008 certified laboratory accredited by SWISO,CH‐5610, Wohlen, Switzerland, conducting Pollution Monitoring and Scientific Studies on Environmental and food Samples. The Lab has qualified and experienced staff that exercise Analytical Quality Control(AQC) and follow Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). It is equipped with state‐of‐art equipment for monitoring and analysis of air, water and food contamination, including Gas Chromatograph with Mass Spectrometer (GC‐MS), 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 contamination and environmental pollution.

It provides scientific services at nominal cost to communities that cannot obtain scientific evidence against polluters in their area. The lab and its work is directed to use science to achieve environmentally sound and socially relevant public policy.