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RECORD NUMBER: 174 OF 891
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||At a Glance: Promising Techniques Identified to Improve Drinking Water Laboratory Integrity and Reduce Public Health Risks.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of the Inspector General.|
|Additional Subjects||Potable water ; Laboratories ; Drinking water ; Water pollution detection ; Chemical analysis ; Analytical methods ; Laboratory procedures ; Certification ; Standards compliance ; Techniques ; Public health ; Vulnerabilities ; Risks ; Recommendations ; Drinking water sample analysis processes ; Laboratory integrity|
Between Fiscal Years 2000 and 2003, our Office of Investigations laboratory fraud unit saw an increase in cases. Drinking water samples, if not appropriately analyzed, will increase the risk of public exposure to harmful contaminants. We conducted this review to identify vulnerabilities in the drinking water sample analysis process and promising techniques to improve laboratory integrity.