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As of December 14, 2017, the California Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP) in drinking water is 0.000005 mg/L (five parts per trillion). Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Section 64445, water systems must initiate quarterly monitoring for 1,2,3-TCP in the calendar quarter beginning January 2018. In addition to being certified by ELAP to perform these methods, Babcock Laboratories also has 15 years of experience with these methods under UCMR.
The U.S. EPA's fourth round of the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR4) requires public water systems to monitor for 30 chemical contaminants using specific analytical methods. Babcock Labs is fully approved by the EPA for all UCMR 4 analyses.
The State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water (DDW) has announced a new program that requires public water systems to sample for the presence of lead in the drinking water of any K-12 schools they serve, at the request of school officials. Babcock Laboratories is both ELAP and NELAP accredited and has over 20 years of experience determining ultra-trace amounts of lead in drinking water using EPA method 200.8, which is the testing method required by the State Board for this program.
Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) have recently become a topic of national concern due to their potential adverse effects on the environment and public health. PFAS are a diverse group of manufactured compounds frequently used as surfactants in industrial, consumer, military, and firefighting applications. Babcock Laboratories has over 10 years of LC/MS/MS analyses expertise, with specific experience testing for PFAS.