Sample analysis is typically mandatory. Whether it's for the purpose of disposal, remediation, or personal air monitoring, it's rare for samples to be generated and submitted because the results would be interesting, poignant, or cool. Paradigm's role of providing data of the highest quality is often the critical piece to the advancement of a project. [...]
Did you know that although the manufacture and sale of Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) has been banned in the US and Canada since 1977, PCB’s remain above the human consumption guidance levels for game fish in all five Great Lakes? In addition, due to the way PCBs biodegrade and bioaccumulate, fish tissue contains the most toxic [...]
New York State Department of Health has determined that method 5035 Volatile sample collection for soils is the only fully compliant protocol. This requires special containers and preservation/holding times. The conventional “soil in a jar” does not comply with 5035 requirements. The NYSDEC continues to accept lab data and QAPPS without 5035 compliance.