The Biochemical and Exposure Science Group at the Hollings Marine Laboratory develops and optimizes new measurement methods to accurately and precisely measure compounds of emerging concern. Regulatory and health agencies within the US, Canada, and countries within Europe are continuously identifying compounds of suspected carcinogenic or toxicological risk. These compounds are often described as emerging contaminants. Once the health risks are identified, accurate analytical methods need to be developed and verified for quantifying these emerging contaminants in relevant samples.
The Biochemical and Exposure Science Group located at the Hollings Marine Laboratory has a long history of developing accurate and precise analytical methods for emerging chemical contaminants and trace elements. These new chemical methods are used by environmental researchers in academia, industry, and government agencies. Under the “Related NIST Projects” tab to the right, you will find information regarding some of the new chemical measurement method focus areas.