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Pesticides (Local Health Departments)

The Pesticide method includes crop chemicals such as Atrazine that are used extensively in Indiana and may be found in well water from runoff.

Local Health Departments, IDEM, DNR, and other State Agencies or Institutions

No Charge for Investigations by Local Health Departments, IDEM or other state agencies and institutions

2- 1 L bottles of water

1 – pint jar of solid

If you require a test for a specific pesticide, please ask.
Contact:  Amanda Scott for sample containers and instructions.

Water must be collected in 1 L glass bottles with teflon lined caps, both of which were previously rinsed with solvents.

Bottles will contain solid preservatives.

Solids are collected in solvent rinsed pint glass jars with clean aluminum foil between the jar and the cap.

For water - Do not rinse the bottle.  Fill completely to the top.
For solid - Fill 1 pint jars with the solid.

Samples must be kept refrigerated at 4°C from the time of collection to the time of analysis. Samples should be delivered to the laboratory within 1 day of collection. Ship samples by an overnight service with ice packs and adequate padding to prevent breakage, or hand-deliver to the lab.

Indiana Department of Health
Chemistry Laboratories
550 W. 16th Street, Suite B
Indianapolis, In 46202

Results will be e-mailed to the submitter within 45 business days.