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Scientific services, analysis and advice

The Public and Environmental Health team play a critical role in the government's response to epidemics, civil emergencies and public health threats.

Public and Environmental Health consist of:

  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Radiation and nuclear sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Q-PHIRE Genomics.

Our highly trained staff can provide tailored method development, project testing programs, custom scoping and analysis, and consultancy services.

Workplace testing

Our laboratories provide a comprehensive range of testing services in suspected cases of 'sick buildings' and workplace chemical exposure.

Submitting samples

Here you will find information about submitting samples to our Public and Environmental Health laboratories.


If you have issues or concerns about the quality of food, water or your environment, please contact the relevant authority.

Last updated: 19 July 2021