An independent certification organization now has earned some recognition of its own.
Underwriters Laboratories, Northbrook,
Ill., has become one of the first organizations approved by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency to test for 28 contaminants in the EPA's third
Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3). Contaminants can come from
many sources, one of which is industrial waste.
Every five years, in accordance with the
Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA identifies a new list of contaminants that are
suspected to occur in public water systems and may warrant regulation. The Unregulated
Contaminant Monitoring program determines whether new regulations are needed to
protect public health.
"The regulatory expertise and
streamlined services we provide our customers build on the analyses we have
done on more than 2.5 million water samples for thousands of bottlers, public
water systems, engineering firms and state and federal agencies, such as the
EPA," says Hank Lambert, general manager of UL Global Food and Water
UL can test for more than 900 known contaminants.
EPA approves UL for Contaminant Testing
August 1, 2012